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June 21: COVID Numbers Decline, But So Do Vaccination Rates

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Rebecca Green
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WBOI News

Only 15 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in northeast Indiana on Monday, continuing the decline in new cases of the coronavirus since mid-May. The area’s 7-day positivity rate is down to 2.1 percent.

However, while the number of cases continues to decrease, the number of vaccines among the eligible population continues to decrease as well. Indiana’s overall vaccination rate stands at 47.2 percent.

 

The state’s daily vaccination totals have steadily declined since June 7, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

 

Fifty-three percent of the state’s women have been fully vaccinated, while only about 46 percent of men.

 

Adult Hoosiers between the ages of 25 to 29 remain the lowest cohort vaccinated, at 29 percent. Only 12 percent of children between the ages of 12 to 15 have been fully vaccinated, but they were not eligible for the vaccine until mid-May.

 

All of northeast Indiana remains in the state’s safest category for community spread, or “blue” category, based on cases per 100,000 residents and 7-day positivity rates.

 

Northeast Indiana totals for June 21:

  • Adams County: No new cases for 55 total. No new deaths for 3,455 total. 7-day positivity rate at 2.2%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 33.4%.
  • Allen County: 12 new cases for 41,859 total. No new deaths for 691 total. 7-day positivity rate at 1.7%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 46.6%.
  • DeKalb County: No new cases for 4,398 total. No new deaths for 85 total. 7-day positivity rate at 1.7%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 39.1%.
  • Huntington County: 1 new case for 4,031 total. No new deaths for 85 total. 7-day positivity rate at 1.2%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 45.3%.
  • Kosciusko County: No new cases for 9,630 total. No new deaths for 121 total. 7-day positivity rate at 2.6%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 36%.
  • LaGrange County: No new cases for 2,731 total. No new deaths for 72 total. 7-day positivity rate at 3.3%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 22.6%.
  • Noble County: 1 new case for 5,816 total. No new deaths for 88 total. 7-day positivity rate at 3.4%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 34.9%.
  • Steuben County: No new cases for 5,816 total. No new deaths for 59 total. 7-day positivity rate at 4.6%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 42.9%.
  • Wabash County: No new cases for 3,623 total. No new deaths for 83 total. 7-day positivity rate at 0.6%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 37.2%.
  • Wells County: 1 new case for 2,953 total. No new deaths for 81 total. 7-day positivity rate at 2.2%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 38.7%.
  • Whitley County: No new cases for 4,066 total. No new deaths for 43 total. 7-day positivity rate at 42.7%.

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