Active COVID Cases, Deaths Increase In Hancock County

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Hancock County and the number of deaths from the virus both increased in the Wednesday numbers released by the health department.

Hancock Public Health reported on Wednesday that there were 345 active cases of the virus in the county, an increase of 22 from Monday.

Active cases are patients who are currently under quarantine or in isolation.

Total cases on Wednesday stood at 2,799, an increase of 76 from Monday.

On Wednesday, 42 people were hospitalized with the virus, an increase of eight from Monday.

46 Hancock County residents have died from the virus as of Wednesday, an increase of four from Monday.

Statewide, there have been more than 437,000 cases and more than 6,600 deaths since the pandemic started.