Area health departments reporting increasing COVID-19 cases, deaths

The Marion County Health Department on Monday reported 58 cases of the novel coronavirus were lab-confirmed over the weekend and on Monday.

According to health officials, while none of the cases were in long-term care residents, four of the new cases were in school-age children.

The 58 new cases bring the total number of Marion County residents to have tested positive for the virus to 996, with 214 residents currently in isolation, eight of whom are hospitalized and two of them on ventilators, 764 released from isolation and 19 have died.

The Jefferson County Health Department on Monday reported 20 new cases over the weekend in addition to the one death and on Tuesday they reported another 16 cases and one additional death.

Those numbers bring the total number of Jefferson County residents to have contracted the virus to 970, with 80 currently in isolation, 847 released from isolation and 43 who have died.

The Clinton County Health Department on Monday reported 79 new cases over the weekend and on Monday, bringing their total number of cases to 1,793, with 259 currently in isolation and 13 who are hospitalized, and 26 who have died.

The Washington County Health Department on Monday reported 11 new COVID-19 cases and one new death.

They bring the total number of Washington County residents to have tested positive for the virus to 311, with 32 residents currently in isolation, 279 released from isolation, and two who have died.

The Fayette County Health Department on Monday reported 16 new lab-confirmed confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths. One of the new confirmed cases as well as four new probable cases are linked to a congregate facility outbreak.

Fayette County now has an overall total of 672 cases with 73 active cases currently and 25 total deaths.