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Monroe County Counts 69 New COVID-19 Cases– Which Is The Most Since Jan. 20

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(CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS)

Monroe County   

Monroe County moved to the “orange” advisory on the state map this 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.

Indiana health officials reported 69 new COVID-19 cases Friday, up from 51 on Thursday and from 40 on Wednesday in Monroe County. This is the highest number of new daily cases since Jan. 20, when 77 were recorded. 

The county confirmed no new deaths Thursday leaving the total number since the pandemic began at 190.   

The county’s 7-day positivity rate is 5.8 percent – the same as Thursday. The week started at 5.1 percent Monday. The county has recorded 14,298 positive cases since the pandemic began.    

Currently, in District 8, which includes Monroe, Brown, and Bartholomew counties, there are 128 people hospitalized with COVID-19. That’s ten more than Thursday and up slightly from 124 on Wednesday. Hospitalizations increased in the area from a low of 12 in July but dropped this week from September’s more than 8-month high of 138.

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

The Monroe County Community School Corp. reported four new COVID-19 cases Sept. 16. – two of which were from people not in an MCCSC building.

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The state recorded 4,368 cases Friday, up from 4,157 new cases Thursday but down from 4,733 on Wednesday. It’s lower than 5,476 recorded last Friday, which is the most confirmed in the state in a day since Jan. 8.  

The Indiana Department of Health confirmed 32 new deaths Friday. They were recorded between Aug. 6 and Sept. 16. The state has confirmed a total of 14,615 deaths since the pandemic began. 

The state has also reported 926,604 positive cases since the pandemic began.         

The state reported that 2,507 Hoosiers were hospitalized with the virus Friday, down from 2,524 Thursday, 2,527 on Wednesday, and 2,687 on Tuesday. Hospitalizations topped 2,000 three weeks ago for the first time since Jan. 24 and have not dipped below since. Tuesday marked the most hospitalizations since Jan. 7 when they exceeded 2,700. 

The state’s 7-day positivity rate was 11.7 percent Friday, lower than 11.9 percent Thursday. The positivity rate remained at 11.6 percent most of last week. The positivity rate hit a low of 1.9 percent June 22.

Other Counties

In Brown County, two new cases were recorded Friday, and the total since the pandemic began is 1,326. That’s up from last Friday’s total of 1,283.

One new death was confirmed in Brown County this week, and the total since the pandemic began is 46.

The 7-day positivity rate is 10.4 percent. Last Friday, Sept.10, it was 13.5 percent.

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

In Vigo County, 103 new COVID-19 cases were recorded Friday, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 15,815. Last Friday, the county’s total was 15,136.

The 7-day positivity rate is 13.1 percent. Last Friday, the rate was 12.3.

One new death was recorded Friday in the county.  total since the pandemic began is 273. Last Friday, the total number of deaths was 267.

Hospitalizations in District 7, which includes Vigo County, increased to 117 last Friday, Sept. 10. This was the highest number of hospitalizations so far in the district. That’s dropped to 104. 

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 553.

Lawrence County confirmed 35 new positive cases Friday. The total since the pandemic began is 6,862. That’s up from last Friday’s total of 6,651. 

The county’s 7-day positivity rate is down to 15.2 percent from last Friday, when it was 16.3 percent.

No new deaths were confirmed in the county Friday, and the total is 150 – which is four more than last week.

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