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Monroe County Seven-Day Positivity Rate Up To 5.1 Percent From 4.7 Friday

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(CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS)

 

Monroe County  

 

Indiana health officials reported 31 new COVID-19 cases Monday in Monroe County. That’s down from 57 Friday. On Aug. 25, the county recorded 60 new cases, the highest number of new cases in a day since Feb. 3.

The county has 189 confirmed deaths recorded Monday, up from 188 confirmed on Friday.  

The county’s seven-day positivity rate is 5.1 percent, up from 4.7 Friday and 4.6 percent Thursday. The county has recorded 14,106 positive cases since the pandemic began.   

Currently, 134 persons are hospitalized with the virus in District 8, which includes Monroe, Brown and Bartholomew counties. That’s up from 128 Friday. Hospitalizations have increased in the area from a low of 12 in July. The area reached a more-than-eight-month high for COVID-19 hospitalizations last week.  

Monroe County remains in the yellow advisory. It’s one of only three counties in the state in yellow, and the only one south of I-70. The rest of the state is in the higher orange and red advisory categories. The county is reporting 181 weekly cases per 100,00 residents, down from 220 the week before.  

The Monroe County Community School Corp. reported nine new COVID-19 cases in the district Sept. 9, and nine new confirmed cases Sept. 10. Of the 18 cases confirmed over two days, six were not from someone in an MCCSC building.   

 

Indiana     

The state recorded 2,349 new cases Monday, down from 5,476 Friday. Monday’s cases usually are much lower than the number reported Friday. Friday’s count is the most cases confirmed in a day by the state since Jan. 8. The first time Indiana surpassed 5,000 cases was November 2020. 

The Indiana Department of Health has 14,391 total deaths confirmed, which is up from 14,330 Friday.  

The state also reported 910,013 positive cases since the pandemic began.        

The state reported 2,634 Hoosiers hospitalized with the virus Monday, down from 2,676 Friday, and up from 2,602 Thursday. Hospitalizations topped 2,000 three weeks ago for the first time since Jan. 24 and have continued to increase. Thursday was the first-time hospitalizations exceeded 2,600 since Jan. 8.   

The state’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 11.7 percent Monday after remaining at 11.6 percent for most of last week. The positivity rate hit a low of 1.9 percent June 22.    

 

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