Following over a month of relatively consistent decline in weekly COVID cases after the peak the first week of September, and people were beginning to feel more positive about COVID cases in the county, the numbers have begun to reverse themselves. However, County Public Information Officer Taylor Wolfe says it is too soon to tell if Halloween has contributed to the uptick. She indicates transmission is still an issue in the county. The over 18 cases per 100 thousand residents is higher than most recent weeks and quite a bit higher than the state average of just over 12.
She also says the positivity rate regarding COVID tests is also on the rise increasing about a percentage point over the past week. She says it will be interesting to see how the numbers change following the Halloween weekend.
Vaccination rates continue to go up, but the percentage of fully vaccinated residents remains in the high 60 percent rate range.
Last year the winter surge began with Halloween weekend and continued throughout the holiday season until weather began to warm and vaccines were widely available.
After an increase of 82 cases posted following the weekend… only one was added to the Coronavirus Dashboard on Tuesday. 153 cases are considered active with 12 currently in the hospital and 104 deaths. Total number of COVID cases in Nevada County sicne the start of the pandemic also recently crossed the 9000 mark.
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