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Aug. 3: Three Area COVID Deaths Reported

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Three deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in northeast Indiana on Tuesday--two in Allen County and one in LaGrange County.

 

The area’s 7-day positivity rate is now up to 7.4 percent, the highest since February, according to the Indiana Department of Health. 

 

Indiana saw 1,610 new cases reported Tuesday, also the highest number since February.

 

There are nearly 1,000 Hoosiers hospitalized with the virus, and those sick with COVID now make up over 10 percent of the state’s ICU beds.

 

The state’s vaccination total has seen a slight but steady increase in those seeking out the shots, but the percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated remains at just over 50 percent.

 

On Tuesday, the Delta variant made up about 88 percent of all the new COVID samples collected the previous day, down from 100 percent on Monday. 

 

The number of breakthrough infections, particularly those leading to hospitalizations and death, remain very low, less than 0.2 percent. 

 

Northeast Indiana totals for Tuesday, Aug. 3:

  • Adams County: 18 new cases for 3,589 total. No new deaths for 56 total. 7-day positivity rate at 3.3%. Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated at 34.9%.
  • Allen County: 114 new cases for 43,664 total. 2 new deaths for 701 total. 7-day positivity rate at 8.2%. Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated at 50.7%.
  • DeKalb County: 8 new cases for 4,614. No new deaths for 85 total. 7-day positivity rate at 13.6%. Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated at 41.4%.
  • Huntington County: 21 new cases for 4,290 total. No new deaths for 82 total. 7-day positivity rate at 8.1%. Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated at 48.5%.
  • Kosciusko County: 12 new case for 9,851 total. No new deaths for 124 total. 7-day positivity rate at 8.5%. Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated at 38.6%.
  • LaGrange County: 1 new case for 2,788 total. 1 new death for 73 total. 7-day positivity rate at 5.5%. Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated at 23.6%.
  • Noble County: 15 new cases for 6,073 total. No new deaths for 91 total. 7-day positivity rate at 8%. Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated at 37.4%.
  • Steuben County: 9 new cases for 4,145 total. No new deaths for 61 total. 7-day positivity rate at 9.2%. Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated at 44.8%.
  • Wabash County: 7 new cases for 3,738 total. No new deaths for 84 total. 7-day positivity rate at 4.5%. Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated at 39.1%.
  • Wells County: 4 new cases for 3,059 total. No new deaths for 81 total.  7-day positivity rate at 3.8%. Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated at 41%.
  • Whitley County: 11 new cases for 4,210 total. No new deaths for 45 total. 7-day positivity rate at 9.2%. Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated at 45.7%.

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

 

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.
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