Clinton County COVID Count Continues Climbing

The Clinton County Health Department released updated COVID numbers for the county Tuesday afternoon and the numbers continue to increase.

According to the latest information Clinton County currently has 850 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 137 probable cases. Of those cases 67 are active. The Health Department says they are currently aware of 73 hospitalizations. They say 46 county residents have died from COVID related issues.

While the total numbers continue to climb, the Health Department says the weekly new cases count leveled off to numbers seen before the significant spikes in the first two weeks of November when 200 new cases were reported.

In their release Tuesday the Health Department said “This increase would align with exposures experienced the end of October. It is telling to see such a huge increase associated with holiday activities, and will hopefully serve as a powerful reminder as we plan for activities this week, and in December.”

With Thanksgiving tomorrow the Health Department again asks that people just stay home to help slow the spread, saying “We all make choices. This week, please let your choices be made with the thoughts of these folks at the center of your attention. Give our medical workers a break. Give our first responders a break. Make good choices. Stay home this Thanksgiving, and give thanks for those who’s vocation keeps them away from home, caring for and protecting the rest of us. Please choose to not be haunted with the knowledge that callous indifference on your part may cost an innocent person their life.”