Mason County Public Health reported two deaths and 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the County on Thursday, September 23, 2021. The latest deaths, a male and a female both in their 50’s, brings the total number of Mason County residents to die from coronavirus to 55 since the pandemic began. This report also says four County residents remain hospitalized due to COVID-19 (one out of County). With 267 cases in the last 14 days, Mason County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over two weeks is now 411, down from Wednesday’s rate of 417. According to health officials, the County’s vaccination rate is up two-tenths of a percentage point to 49.4 percent. Mason County has a population of 64,980.