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Monroe County confirms more than 15,000 COVID-19 cases

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(CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS)

Monroe County 

Monroe County confirmed 18 new COVID-19 cases Monday, down from 47 Friday– which was the most recorded cases last week.  

No new deaths were reported, leaving the total at 196.    

The county re-entered the yellow advisory last week after a month of being placed in the higher-spread orange category. Its seven-day positivity rate is up to 3.8 percent from 3.7 percent Friday. The county has now confirmed more than 15,000 cases since the pandemic began.  

In District 8, which includes Monroe, Brown, and Bartholomew counties, 98 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 Monday– down from 104 on Thursday and Friday. Hospitalizations hit an eight-month high of 138 Sept. 10 but have been steadily decreasing.  

Monroe County’s weekly cases per 100,000 are down to 144 from 159 previously. This is the second week in a row the rate has decreased, after the county saw steady increases through August and mid-September.   

The Monroe County Community School Corp. reported six COVID-19 cases in the district Wednesday, four of which were not from inside a school building.  

Indiana    

The state recorded 1,114 new COVID-19 cases Monday, down from 3,595 Friday and 2,326 Thursday. Friday was the first time daily confirmed cases exceeded 3,000 last week, after regularly hitting that mark through September. The number of positive cases has declined since topping out at more than 5,000 new daily cases more than two weeks ago; it was the most confirmed in Indiana since Jan. 8.  

The Indiana Department of Health announced one new COVID death, but added 73 to their total – bringing that number to 15,542 since the pandemic began. The state surpassed 14,000 deaths Aug. 30. The state has reported 987,164 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.   

The state recorded 1,746 Hoosiers hospitalized with COVID-19 Monday. Hospitalizations in the state dipped under 2,000 for the first time in three weeks last Monday, Oct. 4, with more than 1,800.  

The state’s seven-day positivity rate Monday is 9.3 percent, down slightly from 9.4 percent Friday. The positivity rate hit a low of 1.9 percent June 22.    

Breakthrough Cases (last week) 

Breakthrough cases are COVID-19 infections that happen in fully vaccinated people. The state updates this dashboard every Thursday. 

So far, of the 3,313,593 fully vaccinated people in Indiana, 44,479 breakthrough cases have been recorded. That’s an increase from 39,176 on Sept. 30 and 33,851 two weeks ago.  On Sept. 9 the state had confirmed 22,666 breakthrough cases.  

The state has confirmed 907 breakthrough hospitalizations, up from 845 the week before, and 735 on Sept. 23. On Sept. 9, breakthrough cases were at 523. Breakthrough deaths are now up to 420, which is an increase of 86. 

Of the breakthrough deaths, 90 percent were 65 or older. 

In Monroe County, the percent of vaccinated individuals 12 and up has risen to 60 percent. 

The rate at which unvaccinated people are getting infected in the county is 7,072 per 100,000 up from 6,919 previously. 

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