25 new cases and one death reported Monday

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At least 744 of those cases are still considered active as of Sunday.

Clark County's COVID-19 activity rate dropped for the second straight week on Tuesday morning, as Clark County Public Health confirmed 78 new COVID-19 infections and no new deaths. In all, the county has reported 2,005 cases and 21 deaths as of Monday night. The death is the fourth in the county due to COVID-19. There are 93 people being quarantined for monitoring in the city of Warren. There have been a couple of times where no new cases were reported in that time, but they coincided with a holiday, or when the state reporting system was down.

There are now five people hospitalized with the virus (two in Mason County; three outside Mason County.) Mason County's rate of new cases per 100,000 over two weeks is now 239, down from 299 on 12/23/2020.

Minnesota added another 36 deaths to the COVID-19 pandemic death toll Tuesday, including 12 who were residents in long-term care facilities.

Rachel Kenna, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health said: "It is really great to see the COVID -19 vaccination programme commence today following the specific training for this significant vaccination programme".

'We look at many metrics when monitoring the disease severity of COVID-19. Seven in ten of the new cases relate to people under the age of 45, with the average age now just 33 years.

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Dr Holohan advised that following public health guidelines is our "only means to suppress the spread of the virus".

Note: According to MDH - "Because all data are preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths".

The weekly total of 301 cases is a decrease from the previous week's total of 366, which followed an all-time weekly high for the county of 485 cases. 50 additional hospitalisations have occurred in the past 24 hours.

Hospitals in the region reported ICU bed occupancy between 81 percent and 88 percent for the week ending December 22.

As of 8am today 324 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 26 are in ICU. The week before, November 29 through December 5, the county had 12.27 percent positive tests out of 8.957 total tests. That number is 330-675-7841.

Trumbull County Combined Health District maintains a dedicated hotline to report complaints for violations of pandemic orders or guidelines, including the statewide mask order that took effect July 23. The district urges residents not to call 911 for complaints.

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