Cass COVID numbers trending downward

  • COVID-19

    The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Cass County has fallen below the 100 mark for the second consecutive week. A total of 64 new cases were reported in the last week, with only 15 of those cases being reported over the weekend.
    The county’s total positive case count now stands at 1,733, with an active case count of 77. The number of cases now reported as recovered is 1,626, while the number of deceased remains at 30.
    Two weeks ago, the total case count stood at 1,581 at print deadline; the total rise in the last two weeks is still smaller than the peak one-week total that saw more than 180 new cases.
    As has been the case for the last several weeks, none of the new cases reported is connected with any long-term care facility (except for one reported Tuesday) nor are they associated with a single employer. The new cases are a result of community spread.
    The Cass County Health Department continues to urge all county residents to remain at home, unless travel or shopping are a necessity.
    Further, the Health Department urges those who must venture out to wear a mask and maintain social distancing; to wash their hands frequently and to stay home when not feeling well.