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Nov. 30: Northeast Indiana records near-record total of hospitalizations

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SCREENSHOT OF THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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The area's hospitalizations are nearing their highest levels.

Northeast Indiana is seeing a rise in all categories of COVID-19 activity, with around 20 percent of the deaths reported in the state on Tuesday.

According to the Indiana Department of Health, the region also had 12 percent of the state’s newly reported cases.

There were 522 new cases reported in the area on Tuesday and 23 new deaths. Only Adams, LaGrange and Whitley counties did not report any additional COVID deaths Tuesday.

Thirteen deaths were reported in Allen County, along with 267 cases.

The area’s hospitalization numbers were up at their highest since the summer Delta surge, with 297 area residents in the hospital.

Statewide, there are 2,203 residents hospitalized with the illness.

In response to rising COVID numbers, Indiana’s WorkOne offices will be transitioning to appointment-only services beginning Wednesday, according to a release issued Tuesday.

Adams and LaGrange counties remain the only northeast Indiana counties with less than 40 percent of their eligible population fully vaccinated against the virus.

Northeast Indiana totals:

  • Adams County: 14 new cases for 5,337 total. No new deaths for 81 total. 7-day positivity rate at 7.3%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 34.8%.
  • Allen County: 267 new cases for 65,802 total. 13 new deaths for 880 total. 7-day positivity rate at 14.%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 52.9%.
  • DeKalb County: 46 new cases for 7,638 total. 1 new death for 107 total. 7-day positivity rate at 23.6%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 41.3%.
  • Huntington County: 27 new cases for 7,475 total. 2 new deaths for 110 total. 7-day positivity rate at 14.2%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 45.5%.
  • Kosciusko County: 41 new cases for 13,976 total. 2 new deaths for 165 total. 7-day positivity rate at 14.8%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 41.1%.
  • LaGrange County: 11 new cases for 4,212 total. No new deaths for 90 total. 7-day positivity rate at 27.6%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 23.1%.
  • Noble County: 36 new cases for 9,094 total. 1 new death for 122 total. 7-day positivity rate at 16.2%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 40%.
  • Steuben County: 17 new cases for 6,557 total. 1 new death for 87 total. 7-day positivity rate at 18.7%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 45%.
  • Wabash County: 20 new cases for 6,080 total. 1 new death for 109 total. 7-day positivity rate at 19%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 40.9%.
  • Wells County: 17 new cases for 4,733 total. 2 new deaths for 101 total. 7-day positivity rate at 15%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 41.5%.
  • Whitley County: 26 new cases for 6,448 total. No new deaths for 60 total. 7-day positivity rate at 16.2%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 44.5%.

Source: The Indiana Department of Health