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Marion County reports 74 new COVID-19 cases on Friday    

Marion County reports 74 new COVID-19 cases on Friday    

The Marion County Health Department reported 74 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday.    There were no new deaths to report.

Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says 26 of the positive cases came from various long term care facilities.  Seven are students.  Contact tracing is underway on three of them.  The other four were not at school during their infectious periods.  47 of the cases are considered community spread while the other 27 were from household or close contacts.  Ages ranged from a boy under two, a girl under 13, six teens to a female over 100 years old.  All are on isolation.

There are now 400 active cases in Marion County.  18 of those are in the hospital and three on ventilators.  21 were listed as recovered on Friday, bringing the total recovered since the pandemic began to 1,280.

The Jefferson County Health Department is reporting one death, a female in her 80s.  That brings the county’s death total to 47.   There were 31 positive cases reported on Friday.   There are now 196 active cases in isolation.

The Clinton County Health Department reported 91 new positive cases, bringing their total number on isolation to 636.  There are 16 in the hospital.

There are 84 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Fayette County.  54 of the cases are related to the congregate outbreak and six are from a separate congregate outbreak.

The Washington County Health Department is reporting 21 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past two days.   That brings the number of active cases to 62.  There currently three hospitalized.

The Clay County Health Department reported 46 new cases on Thursday.

The Wayne County Health Department is reporting 21 new cases, bringing the total number in isolation to 142.