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Novel Coronavirus Cases Continue To Climb

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Allen County saw 81 more positive cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the total to 7,240.

The state of Indiana recorded another 1,563 cases and saw the 7-day positivity rate go up to 5.3 percent. In addition, twenty-seven new deaths were reported on Tuesday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. 

Hospitalizations were at their highest rate since mid-May with 1,288 patients admitted to receive treatment for COVID-19. ICU beds are 17 percent filled with COVID patients, and the percentage of patients on a ventilator for COVID-19 treatment is at its highest percentage since June.

Tuesday's daily counts for northeast Indiana are:

  • Adams County: 17 new, 400 total
  • Allen County: 81 new, 7,240 total
  • DeKalb County: 10 new, 634 total
  • Huntington County: eight new, 337 total
  • Kosciusko County: 14 new, 1,537 total
  • LaGrange County: three new, 723 total
  • Noble County: 11 new, 1,028 total
  • Steuben County: 21 new, 531 total
  • Wabash County: five new, 326 total
  • Wells County: six new, 339 total
  • Whitley County: two new, 375 total

Sources include the Indiana State Department of Health and local health department reports.

Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.