Cecil County, MD is seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases.
The county that borders Delaware reported a 7.3% rate of positive cases, up from 6.6% a day earlier. The seven day average was of 16 cases per 100,000 population as of Tuesday. The 7.3% figure is considered to be a high rate of transmission of the virus.
The higher rate of Covid-19 cases is being driven by the faster-spreading Delta variant.
Maryland reported a statewide positive case rate of 4.2%.lower than the 5 precent rate reported in recent days in neighboring Delaware.
A week ago, Cecil County Health Department announced it was investigating Covid-19 transmission tied to the Cecil County Fair. No follow-up announcement was made.
The Cecil County Health Department has resumed making regular Facebook updates on caesura numbers.
The county on the northeast edge of the state that borders New Castle County, DE has one of the lowest vaccination rates among Maryland counties. Counties in the state on the Eastern Shore, Upper Shore and the western part of the state have lower vaccination rates.
New Castle County has also seen a surge in cases in the past several weeks.