6 More Die Of COVID-19 In Hancock County

Six Hancock County residents died from the coronavirus in the past week, according to Hancock Public Health.

The agency released the latest COVID-19 numbers for the county on Wednesday.

The data shows there have been 88 deaths from the virus in the county, an increase of six from a week ago.

The number of active cases dropped in the last week, down to 266 from 316 a week ago.

Active cases are defined as cases that are currently under quarantine or isolation.

16 people are currently hospitalized with the virus in Hancock County, a drop of 11 from a week ago.

Statewide, there have been nearly 800,000 cases and nearly 9,900 deaths.

Vaccinations for people in Phase 1B ( the elderly and school employees) is expected to begin the week of January 18th.

50 North is helping seniors pre-register for the vaccine and Hancock Public Health also has a form to fill out. Get more on that here.