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Nov. 29: Area Counties Show Worsening COVID Numbers

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A growing chunk of northeast Indiana is in the state’s worst category for spread of COVID-19 as of Monday.

According to the Indiana Department of Health, LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, Wabash, Whitley and DeKalb counties are all in the “red”, the state’s worst category based on cases per 100,000 residents and 7-day positivity rate.

There were 473 new cases reported in the area on Monday, along with one death in Wells County.

Allen County reported 270 new cases and has a 7-day positivity rate of 14 percent. The area’s 7-day positivity rate is at 15.2 percent.

Parkview Health has moved its COVID-19 vaccination site to 3718 New Vision Drive, Building C, beginning on Tuesday. The site administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Elsewhere in the state, the 7-day positivity rate is at 11.9 percent and there were 2,960 new cases reported.

The state’s vaccination rate is at 52.8 percent of the eligible population.

Only 63.5 percent of Hoosiers who work in long-term care facilities are fully vaccinated.