Carroll County is reporting 61 new confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 from Dec. 21 through Dec. 27, up from 45 reported last week.

"We are currently monitoring 20 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 16 probable Covid-19 cases and 89 close contacts," Dawn Holland, Carroll County Health Department assistant administrator, said in a news release Monday, Dec. 27.

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

8 children, 6 teens, 5 in their 20s, 12 in their 30s, 7 in their 40s, 8 in their 50s, 11 in their 60s, 4 in their 70s, 0 in their 80s, 0 in their 90s.

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

Current active Covid cases in the county total 20. The total number of Covid-19 confirmed positive cases in the county since the pandemic started in March 2020 is 2,615 while the total number of recovered cases is 2,554.

The complete breakdown of Carroll County individuals who have tested positive (confirmed) as of Dec. 27:

147 children, 217 teens, 336 in their 20s, 564 in their 30s, 412 in their 40s, 350 in their 50s, 285 in their 60s, 175 in their 70s, 92 in their 80s, and 37 in their 90s or above.

The West Carroll School District reported four new confirmed cases of Covid at the high school, three at the primary school and two at the middle school, as of Friday, Dec. 17, when West Carroll began its two-week Christmas break. School resumes for the second semester Monday, Jan. 3, with in-person instruction.

Approximately 59% of Carroll County’s population has received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose and just under 44% of the county’s population is fully vaccinated as of Dec. 26, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Carroll County is designated as having a “very high” risk level, according to Covid Act Now on Monday, Dec. 27.