Active cases of COVID-19 decreased by almost 50, according to a recent report from the Marshall County Health Department.

As of Oct. 7, there were 108 active cases, down 45 from the previous week. Hospitalizations also decreased from four to three.

The report also shows a sharp increase in COVID-19 vaccinations. A total of 16,919 Marshall County residents have been vaccinated, up by 111 from the prior update.

The report also suggests weekly cases have trended downward since Aug. 25 when the 7-day average peaked at approximately 120. In July, there were a total of 195 new cases of COVID-19. For August, that number skyrocketed to 1,128 cases, which tapered to 614 in September.

As of last week, there had been 73 cases in October.

No new deaths have been reported. A total of 75 local residents have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

According to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ website, Marshall County had the second highest daily average—based on the previous seven days—in the Purchase District with 30.3 per daily case incident rate. Since it is over the 25 daily average threshold, Marshall is still considered a red zone county.

As of Friday, Graves (27.6) and Calloway (25.3) were just above that mark, while other surrounding counties like McCracken (23.4), Livingston (15.5), Lyon (24.4) and Trigg (17.6) were orange.

For the Purchase District, Fulton had the most with 40.7. Carlisle County was under 10.