Carroll County is reporting 39 new confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 from Dec. 28 through Jan. 3, down from 61 reported last week.
"We are currently monitoring 23 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 23 probable Covid-19 cases and 59 close contacts," Dawn Holland, Carroll County Health Department assistant administrator, said in a news release Monday, Jan. 3.
Here is a breakdown of the 39 positive Covid cases reported in the county over the past week:
2 children, 2 teens, 5 in their 20s, 5 in their 30s, 9 in their 40s, 7 in their 50s, 4 in their 60s, 3 in their 70s, 2 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 23. The total number of Covid-19 confirmed positive cases in the county since the pandemic started in March 2020 is 2,654 while the total number of recovered cases is 2,590.
The complete breakdown of Carroll County individuals who have tested positive (confirmed) as of Jan. 3:
149 children, 219 teens, 341 in their 20s, 569 in their 30s, 421 in their 40s, 357 in their 50s, 289 in their 60s, 178 in their 70s, 94 in their 80s, and 37 in their 90s or above.
West Carroll is reporting five active Covid cases at the high school, four at the middle school and one at the primary school as of Jan. 4, according to Supt. Julie Katzenberger.
As of Jan. 2, 60.29% (8,628 people) of Carroll County’s population has received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose and just under 44.07% (6,308 people) is fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Because of extremely high transmission in Carroll County right now, unvaccinated people are at an extremely high risk,” the New York Times Covid Tracker reported Jan. 3.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least one in five residents have been infected, a total of 3,001 reported cases, the New York Times said.