Northfield Hospital and Clinics (NH+C) begins COVID vaccinations tomorrow for patients 80 and older.

All appointments were booked for Saturday, February 6, 2021.

Over 400 patients will be vaccinated.  NH+C contacted the patients and emphasizes you must hear from them before scheduling an appointment.

NH+C Director of Communications Betsy Spethmann  says, "It's a great start!  NH+C is still contacting patients for future dates.

You can watch for updates here.

The latest Rice County COVID-19 Case Data released by the Rice County Public Health Department includes information that as of February 2, 2021 Public Health has administered 1,164 vaccines.

Total cumulative cases 6,476.

The zip code breakdown still shows Faribault with the most cases, 4,147 (64%).  Northfield has 1,299 (20%), Lonsdale 457 (7%), Morristown 145, Dundas 127, Webster 89, Nerstrand 63, Warsaw 35, Kilkenny 33, Montgomery 30, Veseli and New Prague 11 each, Kenyon 10, Other 19.

COVID-19 deaths in Rice County total 82 ranging in age from 24 to 104.  Average age is 80.

Living setting type for all 82 COVID deaths:  Long Term Care 52, Private Residence 22, Prison 8.

The demographic breakdown of cases in Rice County shows:

  • Male 3,701, Female 2,775
  • Age range is 1 month to 104 years old (Average age is 40)
  • Ever hospitalize:Cumulative 247 age range 3 months to 98 years old (Average 63)
  • Need for Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 44 of 247 age range 3 months to 95 (Avg. 63)

Cases no longer needing isolation 6,199.

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