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3 more virus deaths reported in Carroll County

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Three more Carroll County residents have died in the past two days after being infected by the coronavirus.

Two of them were older than 80 years, and one was between the ages of 60 and 69, according to Nicole Schwering, the county's public health director.

A total of 25 of the county's residents have died from the virus since the start of the pandemic.

This week the total number of confirmed cases in the county surpassed 2,000, and about 1 in every 10 residents has had a confirmed infection. However, the county's rate of infection has slowed significantly in recent weeks after mask mandates were enacted by county, school and state officials.

That decline was clouded somewhat by the Thanksgiving holiday, which led to a decrease in testing and a potential for another spike in cases as families gathered. Infectious disease experts have said it might be another week before the holiday’s effects can be seen.

Carroll County's cases totaled 2,047 this morning, an increase of 94 in the past week. At least 1,399 of those infected people have recovered.

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