COVID-19 community transfer levels are now considered “low” in Frederick County | Coronavirus
COVID-19 community transfer levels are now considered “low” in Frederick County |  Coronavirus

COVID-19 community transfer levels are now considered “low” in Frederick County | Coronavirus

Coronavirus transmission in Frederick County is now categorized as “low,” according to guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the county health department said in a Friday news release.

With this decline in the spread of the virus in the area, the CDC no longer recommends that residents of Frederick County wear masks in public indoor environments.

According to the CDC guidelines, face masks should still be worn by people with coronavirus symptoms or a positive test result and those who have been exposed to the virus.

People may also still choose to wear a mask based on personal preferences, informed about personal risk level, according to the CDC. Masks are still required on public transportation, including Frederick County TransIT buses and school buses.

The CDC determines the level of coronavirus infection in a community by looking at hospital beds in use, hospitalizations and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area, the local health department wrote in the announcement.

As of Friday morning, there were 14 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Frederick Health, including two people who received care in the intensive care unit.

The county added 30 new COVID-19 cases Friday and registered another death from the virus. The positivity levels were 4.47 percent on Friday, and the case frequency was 10.84 per. 100,000 inhabitants from Thursday – the last day when data was available.

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