November 11: COVID-19 positivity rates increase in the region

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There have been 539 new cases of COVID-19 reported in northeast Indiana, and two counties are back in the state’s worst categories for community spread.

LaGrange and DeKalb counties are both in the red, the state’s worst category based on the 7-day positivity rate and cases per 100,000 population.

The rest of the area is in the “orange” or second worst category.

Four deaths have been reported, including two in Allen County and one in LaGrange and Noble counties, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

There have been 183 residences in the region hospitalized because of the virus. The 7-day positivity rate for the area reached 9.8%.

Statewide, the 7-day positivity rate is 8.2% and there are 1,298 reported hospitalizations.

Total for Northeast Indiana:

  • Adams County: 18 new cases for a total of 5,072. No new deaths for 79 in total. 7.6% 7-day positivity rate. Eligible population fully vaccinated 34.4%.
  • Allen County: 231 new cases for a total of 60,791. 2 new deaths for a total of 838. 9.3% 7-day positivity rate. Eligible population fully vaccinated 52.1%.
  • DeKalb County: 70 new cases for a total of 6,793. No new deaths for 102 in total. 7-day positivity rate at 15.9%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 40.8%.
  • Huntington County: 35 new cases for a total of 6,768. No new deaths for 101 in total. 7-day positivity rate at 9.7%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 45.1%.
  • Kosciusko County: 57 new cases for a total of 13,003. No new deaths for 154 in total. 7-day positivity rate at 10.8%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 40.4%.
  • LaGrange County: 12 new cases for a total of 3,858. 1 new death for 88 in total. 7-day positivity rate at 21.9%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 22.8%.
  • Noble County: 32 new cases for a total of 8,434. 1 new death for 113 in total. 7-day positivity rate at 12.2%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 39.3%.
  • Steuben County: 34 new cases for a total of 5,983. No new deaths for 79 in total. 8.6% 7-day positivity rate. Eligible population fully vaccinated 44.6%.
  • Wabash County: 18 new cases for a total of 5,609. No new deaths for 106 in total. 8.7% 7-day positivity rate. Eligible population fully vaccinated 40.2%.
  • Wells County: 11 new cases for a total of 4,401. No new deaths for 91 in total. 7.3% 7-day positivity rate. Eligible population fully vaccinated 41.1%.
  • Whitley County: 71 new cases for a total of 59.35. No new deaths for 59 in total. 7-day positivity rate at 10.5%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 44%.

Source: Indiana Department of Health


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