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COVID Numbers: Monroe Co. Weekly Cases, Positivity Rate Increasing

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(CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS)

Monroe County     

Monroe County confirmed 33 new cases Friday and no new deaths. Thursday, 50 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, which is the most for this week.

The county moved to the orange advisory on the state map last week, indicating higher levels of spread than its previous yellow ranking – where it had been since July. It was the last county in the state in yellow south of I-70.

The county’s seven-day positivity rate is 5.4 percent, up from 5.3 percent Thursday, and up from 5.2 percent Wednesday. The county has recorded 14,545 cases since the pandemic began.      

Currently in District 8, which includes Monroe, Brown, and Bartholomew counties, 108 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. That’s down from 118 Thursday and from 114 Wednesday. Hospitalizations increased in the area from a low of 12 in July– but dropped last week from September’s more-than-eight-month high of 138. Tuesday’s 107 hospitalizations were the lowest recorded since Aug. 24.  

Monroe County’s weekly cases per 100,000 are up to 204 after reporting 200 last week and 181 before that.    

The Monroe County Community School Corp. reported 4 COVID-19 cases in the district September 23.

Indiana  

The state recorded 3,255 cases Friday, 3,659 Thursday and 3,936 Wednesday up from 2,673 Tuesday, and 1,920 Monday. Last week, the state reported more than 4,000 cases but fewer than 5,000 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Two weeks ago, the state reported 5,476 cases, the most confirmed in the state in a day since Jan. 8.    

The Indiana Department of Health added 30 new COVID deaths to the total – bringing the total to 14,895 since the pandemic began. The state has reported 947,918 positive cases.           

The state reported that 2,279 Hoosiers were hospitalized with the virus Friday, down from 2,336 Thursday. Hospitalizations topped 2,000 three weeks ago for the first time since Jan. 24 and have not dipped below since. Last Monday marked the most hospitalizations since Jan. 7, when they exceeded 2,700.  Friday is the first time the state’s hospitalizations have gone below 2,200 since August 31.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate is 10.7 percent, which is the same as Thursday, but down from 11 percent Wednesday. The positivity rate hit a low of 1.9 percent June 22.  

Other Counties

In Brown County, one new case was recorded Friday, and the total since the pandemic began is 1,358. That’s up from last Friday’s total of 1,326.

No new deaths were confirmed in Brown County this week, and the total since the pandemic began is 46.

The 7-day positivity rate is 13.5 percent. Last Friday, Sept.17, it was 10.4 percent.

The county is in the orange ranking on the state map, indicating lower levels of COVID-19 spread than their red ranking from two weeks ago. The county’s COVID-19 rate per 100,000 is 192, up from 159 last week.

In Vigo County, 93 new COVID-19 cases were recorded Friday, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 16,302. Last Friday, the county’s total was 15,815.

The 7-day positivity rate is 11.4 percent. Last Friday, the rate was 13.1.

One new death was recorded Friday in the county, and the total since the pandemic began is 285. Last Friday, the total number of deaths was 267.

Hospitalizations in District 7, which includes Vigo County, decreased to 90 from last Friday’s 105.

Vigo County was ranked “orange” on the county map Friday, indicating a higher level of transmission in the area.  weekly cases per 100,000 residents is 563, up from 553 last week.

Lawrence County confirmed 27 new positive cases Friday. The total since the pandemic began is 7,026. That’s up from last Friday’s total of 6,862. 

The county’s 7-day positivity rate is down to 11.7 percent from last Friday, when it was 15.2 percent.

No new deaths were confirmed in the county Friday. But three have been confirmed since last week, bringing the total is 153.

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