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Allen County Issues New Health Order, Effective Monday

FILE PHOTO: Rebecca Green

As COVID-19 surges around the state, Allen County’s new public health order took effect early this morning.

The order, issued late Friday, mirrors Gov. Eric Holcomb’s orders from earlier in the week. It further limits capacities in bars, gyms and other buildings while a county is in the red for community spread of the illness.

Indoor dining capacity is set at 50 percent, bartop seating is prohibited and no table can hold more than 10 people, according to the order.

Gyms and other workout facilities, including martial arts and yoga studios, are limited to 50 percent capacity.

Allen County saw eight deaths reported Friday into Saturday, for a total of 391 deaths due to COVID-19 by the end of the weekend.

ICU capacity for northeast Indiana was down to 12.3 percent of beds remaining, and hospitalizations ticked up slightly to 375 individuals with the illness.

Statewide, ICU capacity was down to 22 percent. Just over 3,100 people are hospitalized, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

There were more than 13,200 cases of COVID-19 reported in Indiana from Friday into Saturday.

Allen County Public Health Order 12-13-2020 by Rebecca Green on Scribd