The number of new COVID cases went down over the past week.
According to Department of Health data, there were 283 new confirmed cases of COVID in the last seven days. That’s down by 84 from last week.
We reported earlier this week though, that local hospitalizations are up. As of Monday morning, Butler Memorial Hospital was treating 24 patients, with two in the ICU.
The death toll for the county also went up by four, now at 784 since the beginning of the pandemic.