The Marion County Health Department reported 19 new positive cases of COVID-19 Monday.

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The latest cases include seven males ages 10 to 60 and 12 females ages 20 to 80. One of the women is hospitalized, the others are quarantined at home.

Tracing indicates community transmission.

The number of coronavirus cases in Marion County now stands at 229. 68 cases are active, 12 are hospitalized, 156 have recovered, five have died.

Health department officials urge the public to take appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital in Carthage reported Monday nine new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hancock County.

The latest cases include three males and six females, ranging in age from 30s to 90s.

Five of the cases are related to other positive cases. Six are recovering at home and three are hospitalized.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Hancock County now stands at 62. 37 have recovered. There has been one death.