On March 28,
2020, the Clinton County Health Department was notified of two confirmed positive
cases of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). These positive tests are a result of increased
testing availability and capacity within Clinton County, and the State. We
expect to see additional cases as a result of this increased testing. The first
patient is a female in her teens with travel to an area with a large number of
cases. The second patient is a female in her 30s. Both patients are recovering
at home under voluntary self-isolation.
County Health Department is working with Regional, State, and Federal partners
in response to positive cases, and will continue to work to reduce the risk
posed by this illness to the residents of Clinton County.
These positive tests affirm the message that local, State, and Federal Health Authorities have been stressing over the past several weeks: This illness is within our communities, and members or our communities must take protective actions as advised by Health Authorities to slow and prevent it’s spread within our communities, including adhering to the Emergency Order issued earlier this week.