The average number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed per day is trending upward again.

The county’s rolling seven-day average, based on the number of new cases confirmed per day over a week, was about 16 as of Wednesday.

The rolling average has generally been declining after an uptick in cases early through mid-July, when the average new case count rose to 25 per day. The average has generally declined since then, but has inched up slightly the past couple weeks to about 14 per day a week ago to Thursday’s reported average of about 16 new cases per day, based on case information through Wednesday.

Another 11 new cases were confirmed Thursday. Currently, there are 125 active cases in Olmsted County, with a total of 23 people having died of the illness and 1,643 having recovered since the outbreak began.

The average age of people who test positive for the virus has been trending younger. Currently, about 46% of cases in Olmsted County are among people younger than 30.

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Most cases are attributed to clusters, with 69% of cases coming from two or more people from the same household or workplace testing positive. Health officials reported Thursday there are 29 active clusters in the county.