Majority of NE Indiana now in lowest COVID-19 advisory level
ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA) - Allen County is one of many in northeast Indiana showing a significantly lower COVID-19 positivity rate.
The Indiana Department of Health assigns all 92 counties a color-coded score (blue, yellow, orange, and red) each week based on positivity rate and cases per 100,000 people. In Wednesday’s update, the map shows that there are no counties in the orange and red zone--all are either blue or yellow.
Back in December, nearly all counties in the 21Country viewing area were in the highest COVID-19 advisory level. Allen County moved to “orange” for the first time since then in mid-February.
Now on Wednesday, all counties in northeast Indiana except LaGrange and Wabash are “blue”, the lowest risk category. Allen County’s seven-day positivity rate has fallen to 3.5%, according to state data. COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state also continue to trend downwards.
The department of health reported 437 new COVID-19 cases and 77 additional deaths, bringing the overall case count to 1,685,997 and the death toll to 22,215 on Wednesday.
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