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June 16 COVID-19 Update

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In the week of June 9 through June 15, there were a total of three positive COVID-19 cases in Carroll County. In that week, the county averaged 16.4 tests per day, with 1.7% of those tests being positive. As of June 16, there have been zero new cases in the area.

Positive cases continue to fall in Carroll County. In the last two weeks, there have been nine positive COVID-19 cases. In the two weeks prior, there were 23 positive cases.

Adults above the age of 81 lead COVID-19 cases in Carroll County, averaging 16,043.2 cases per every 100,000 residents. Next in line are adults aged 31-40 years old, averaging 16,002.7 cases per every 100,000 residents.

Everyone eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine is encouraged to get one. To find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations across Tennessee offering COVID-19 vaccines, visit vaccinefinder.org. Vaccines are free and available to everyone ages 12 and up.

The Pfizer vaccine is available for everyone 12 years of age and older. It requires two doses taken at least 21 days apart. Protection against COVID-19 begins 14 days after the second dose. Pfizer has a 95% prevention rate.

The Moderna vaccine is offered to adults 18 years and older and has a 94% prevention rate against COVID-19. Moderna requires two doses taken at least 28 days apart. COVID-19 protection begins 14 days after the second dose.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available for adults 18 and older and has a 72% prevention rate. This is a single-dose vaccine, with COVID-19 protection beginning 14 days after the first dose.

If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time, the CDC recommends you to continue social distancing, wearing a mask when around others, washing your hands, avoiding being around others who are sick, avoiding crowds, and avoiding poorly-ventilated spaces.

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