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ISDH: Nearly all NE IN counties move to ‘red’ COVID-19 advisory level

Allen County Department of Health COVID-19
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Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 1:58 PM EST
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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA) - The latest update from the Indiana Department of Health shows every northeast Indiana county except for Adams has moved to the highest COVID-19 advisory level.

The department assigns all 92 counties a color-coded score (blue, yellow, orange, and red) each week based on positivity rate and cases per 100,000 people.

On Wednesday, the color-coded map showed a large increase in the number of counties that are in the red category, including Allen. Allen County’s 7-day positivity rate is currently at 16.22% and data shows hospitalizations in the area continue to trend upwards, with just 18.5% of ICU beds currently available for use.

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The Allen County Department of Health reported 435 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total case count to 69,107 with 887 deaths.

Tune in tonight at 5 and 6 for reaction from Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Sutter on the new advisory level.

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