Carroll County is reporting 61 new confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 from Nov. 30 through Dec. 6, the fourth consecutive week of higher number of cases in the county just as cases continue to increase across the United States.

Confirmed positive cases in Carroll County the past three weeks have been 45, 48 and 54, following several weeks where the new weekly cases totaled in the single digits.

"We are currently monitoring 36 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 33 probable Covid-19 cases and 119 close contacts," Dawn Holland, Carroll County Health Department assistant administrator, said in a news release Monday, Dec. 6.

Here is a breakdown of the 61 positive Covid cases reported in the county over the past week:

5 children, 3 teens, 10 in their 20s, 11 in their 30s, 9 in their 40s, 4 in their 50s, 13 in their 60s, 2 in their 70s, 3 in their 80s, 1 in their 90s.

Current active Covid cases in the county total 36. The total number of Covid-19 confirmed positive cases in the county since the pandemic started in March 2020 is 2,439 while the total number of recovered cases is 2,362.

Covid-19-related deaths in Carroll County remain at 44 (41 confirmed positive and three probable).

The complete breakdown of Carroll County individuals who have tested positive (confirmed) as of Dec. 6 is:

130 children, 202 teens, 313 in their 20s, 534 in their 30s, 393 in their 40s, 325 in their 50s, 259 in their 60s, 158 in their 70s, 88 in their 80s, and 37 in their 90s or above.

The West Carroll School District reported four new confirmed cases of Covid at the primary school, two at the high school and none at the middle school as of Friday, Dec. 3.

Approximately 53% of Carroll County’s population has received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose and 43% of the county’s population is fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Of Illinois’ total population, approximately 69% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 61% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated according to the CDC. Approximately 36% of Illinois’ eligible adults have received a booster dose of vaccine.