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Aug. 24: Seven COVID Deaths Reported In Area Tuesday

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Area health commissioners and health departments urged area residents to seek out a vaccine and mask up regardless of status as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the area.

 

Allen County made a similar announcement Monday.

Northeast Indiana saw seven more deaths reported Tuesday, including three in Allen County and one each in Adams, DeKalb, Kosciusko, and Whitley counties, according to state and local health department data.

The area saw 444 new cases of the virus reported on Tuesday, the highest number outside of mid-January.

In Allen County, those between the ages of 20 to 29 make up nearly 20 percent of those infected with the virus.

In northeast Indiana, only 14 percent of the area’s ICU capacity remains, with more than 26 percent tied up with COVID patients. There are 242 area residents hospitalized with the virus.

Statewide, there were 3,641 new cases reported, and the state’s 7-day positivity rate stands at 10.8 percent, less than northeast Indiana’s 11.4 percent.

Just under 53 percent of Indiana’s eligible population is fully-vaccinated against the coronavirus, an increase of 4,759 from the previous day.

Only LaGrange and Kosciusko counties remain in the “yellow” for COVID spread. The rest of the area is in the state’s second-worst, or “orange” category based on cases per 100,000 residents and 7-day positivity rates.

Northeast Indiana totals:

  • Adams County: 17 new cases for 3,937 total. 1 new death for 60 total. 7-day positivity rate at 7.1%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 36.2%.
  • Allen County: 240 new cases for 47,274 total. 3 new deaths for 713 total. 7-day positivity rate at 13.1%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 53.4%.
  • DeKalb County: 15 new cases for 4,956 total. 1 new death for 89 total. 7-day positivity rate at 9.5%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 41%.
  • Huntington County: 31 new cases for 5,157 total. No new deaths for 85 total. 7-day positivity rate at 11%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 45.2%.
  • Kosciusko County: 27 new cases for 10,210 total. 1 new death for 126 total. 7-day positivity rate at 7.5%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 40.6%.
  • LaGrange County: 7 new cases for 2,877 total. No new deaths for 73 total. 7-day positivity rate 13.4%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 24.6%.
  • Noble County: 33 new cases for 6,436 total. No new deaths for 93 total. 7-day positivity rate at 10.1%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 39.6%.
  • Steuben County: 7 new cases for 4,405 total. No new deaths for 63 total. 7-day positivity rate at 12.2%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 42.2%.
  • Wabash County: 24 new cases for 4,096 total. No new deaths for 84 total. 7-day positivity rate at 9.7%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 40%.
  • Wells County: 27 new cases for 3,305 total. No new deaths for 81 total. 7-day positivity rate at 10%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 42%.
  • Whitley County: 16 new cases for 4,525 total. 1 new death for 47 total. 7-day positivity rate at 9.6%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 44.2%.

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