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Monroe County Receives The Lowest COVID-19 Metric Score From IDOH

A CDC rendering of a microscopic image of the new coronavirus.

(CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS)

Only 19 counties in Indiana have managed to remain lower than the metric score that indicates the highest levels of COVID-19 spread.

Eighty percent of counties are at the red level. Monroe County has remained in the lower orange category. As of Wednesday, the Indiana Department of Health gave Monroe County a weekly metric score of 2 because of its 370 weekly cases per 100,000 residents and its 7.72% seven-day positivity rate from the previous week. Only three counties including Monroe received a score of two. The other 16 orange counties have metric scores of 2.5 putting them closer to the red classification.

The IDOH reported Wednesday 52 new positive cases and one new death in Monroe County, increasing totals to 8,861 cases and 103 deaths. Monroe County has administered more than 238,600 tests with a current seven-day positivity rate of 6.4%.

READ MORE: Hoosiers Ages 70 And Up Can Now Register For The COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 patients occupy 23.1% of ICU beds available to Monroe County residents, with more than 50% of ICU beds still available. Those trends have been improving all week.

Across the state, IDOH reported 3,686 new cases and 59 deaths. This raises state totals to 574,119 and 8,790, respectively. Indiana has administered more than 6.2 million tests with a seven-day positivity of 16.1%.

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decrease with 2,484 Hoosiers currently hospitalized due to the virus. A quarter of the Indiana’s ICU beds are available, with COVID-19 patients occupying another 25.7%.

For the latest news and resources about COVID-19, bookmark our Coronavirus In Indiana page here.

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