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Joyce Endee

Carroll County again experiencing high Covid-19 transmission

September 01, 2021
REGION — Carroll County and its neighbors have reached the high Covid-19 transmissibility range. The Center for Disease Control says people in those areas should wear masks while in public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status.

The county, as of Aug. 31, recorded 115 total active cases, with 160 cases cropping up in the last 14 days. The seven-day test positivity was rate 6.7 percent and there were 40 hospitalizations,

13 total deaths, and 2,786 total cases.

The vaccination coverage state wide was estimated at 54 percent, with those with one dose so far, at 60 percent.

The population over age 29 is vaccinated at a higher percentage than those younger, which includes those who will be returning to school. The 0 to 15 age group (eligibility starts at age 12) are at 8 percent, with 10 percent with one dose. The Governor Wentworth Regional School District is requiring masks be worn indoors as long as the county is experiencing substantial to high transmission rates.

A look at sending towns in the school district: Alton, 16 active; Brookfield in 1-4 category; Effingham, 7 active; Middleton in 1-4 category; New Durham, 16 active; Ossipee, 10 active; Tuftonboro,10 active; and Wolfeboro, 13 active.

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