COVID cases on the rise in Clark County

Sun staff report

On Tuesday, the Clark County Health Department confirmed 26 new cases of COVID in the county. The recent surge in cases has pushed the county’s seven-day rolling incidence rate to 42.15, putting the county in the “red” zone.  

Health Department officials also announced the death of a 63-year-old male from COVID. His untimely death marked the loss of the 25th individual in the community for which COVID has been identified as a contributing factor. County officials ask the public keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.

Two individuals have met criteria for release, yielding 3,066 total recoveries. The health department is now working 135 active cases, from a total 3,226 cases in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.   

Health department officials ask residents to continue to practice public health protocols that help to keep everyone healthy and safe. Vaccination provides the best protection against severe illness and hospitalization. 

If you are interested in vaccination, the health department will be hosting the following upcoming clinics:

• Moderna, Friday, August 6, Fox’s General Store, Trapp

• Pfizer, Tuesday, August 10th, First Baptist Church, 37 N. Highland St. Winchester

Please call Lisa to schedule your appointment at 859-744-1488.