DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The transmission rate and case numbers for COVID-19 continue to fall and the Wiregrass continues to move in a downward direction.

Even with these lower numbers, medical experts urge residents to keep up their guard and maintain Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention protocols.

Alabama Department of Public Health’s, Dr. Karen Landers said the state sits at a 6.1 percent positivity rate for COVID. Landers said this rate is the lowest it’s been since the Delta surge, but it’s still not where it needs to be.

On Monday, all Wiregrass counties are sitting at a moderate level for the rate of transmission. In September, all counties were considered ‘very high risk.’

“We need to see a stable trend over a few weeks,” Dr. Landers said. “I think all of us would like to see less than 10 cases per one hundred thousand for population and less than 4.99%.”

Dr. Landers suggests Wiregrass residents continue to wear masks, wash their hands, and the unvaccinated are urged to get the shot.