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COVID-19 spread continues to rise in Indiana; Shelby, Hancock counties in Orange

Indiana had over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day.  Wednesday's report is the first time the number of cases have eclipsed that level since January 10.

 

5,037 cases was up from just under 3,600 the previous week.  

 

Weekly Cases Per 100,000 Residents
  • Less Than 10 new cases (Blue)
  • 10 to 99 new cases (Yellow)
  • 100 to 199 new cases (Orange)
  • 200 or more (Red)

 

On the state's coronavirus color-coded map Shelby and surrounding counties remain in the Orange category.  In all, 67 counties are in Orange, the second-riskiest category.  That's up from 62 the previous week.

 

No Indiana counties are Blue - in the lowest level of virus spread.

 

Eight Indiana counties are holding in Yellow.  Aside from Boone and Monroe, those counties are in a line across the Indiana - Michigan border from northwest Indiana.

 

16 Indiana counties are in the state's highest level of spread shown as Red on the map.  Most of those are in west-central or southwest Indiana along the state's borders with Illinois and Kentucky.

 

The state Health Department also reports increased hospitalizations with over 2000 patients being treated for COVID-19 as of Tuesday.  That's up 30 % from a week ago and more than five times the numbers in early July.

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