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Delaware County’s COVID Spread Rating Gets Worse

By Stan Sollars, IPR News | Published on in Government, Health, Science
Indiana Department of Health graphic.

The Indiana Department of Health reported Wednesday Delaware County’s positivity rate continues to rise. 21 new cases were reported yesterday, with a 4.8% positivity rate, up from the 4.4% positivity rate reported on Tuesday. One new death was noted, bringing the county’s pandemic death toll to 185.

The county’s COVID spread rating has gotten worse – up to a Yellow Level 1.0 rating, from a Blue-Level 0.5 rating, yesterday.  All counties surrounding Delaware County still have a better Blue-Level 0.5 rating.

COVID spread ratings have also increased in Indiana’s counties bordering Michigan where the virus is flaring up.  LaPorte County has an Orange Level 2.5 COVID spread rating.  A Red-Level 3.0 rating is the worst.  To the east, Elkhart, LaGrange, and Steuben counties have Orange-Level 2.0 ratings.

State health officials are concerned about Hoosiers not getting vaccinated and dropping their virus guard too soon, laying the groundwork for a surge in coronavirus cases, statewide, this fall.