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Sept. 21: Eight More COVID Deaths In Area

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Eight new COVID-19 deaths were reported in northeast Indiana on Tuesday, including three in Allen County.

There were also 307 new cases reported, but the 7-day positivity rate was again below 11 percent, at 10.8 percent.

 

Two new deaths were reported in Huntington County. Deaths were also reported  in Adams, Steuben, and Whitley counties. 

 

LaGrange County’s vaccination rate remains stuck at 23.5 percent, where it has been for about a week.

 

The area has 249 residents hospitalized due to COVID, and ICU capacity dropped to 11.2 percent on Tuesday.

 

According to the Angola Herald Republican, the Steuben County Commissioners rejected a joint letter by the Steuben County health department and Cameron Memorial Hospital officials at Monday’s meeting. 

 

Steuben County Commissioner Ken Shelton said in a recent meeting he found the letter’s mention of the importance of vaccination to be “intimidating” people to get the shots, according to reporting.

 

Steuben County’s 7-day positivity rate is at 9.5 percent, with 21 new cases of the virus and an additional death reported Tuesday.

 
Cameron Memorial Hospital/Steuben County Health Department Letter by Rebecca Green Knight on Scribd

Northeast Indiana totals for Sept. 21:

  • Adams County: 9 new cases for 4,425 total. 1 new death for 66 total. 7-day positivity rate at 6.6%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 38%.
  • Allen County: 142 new cases for 53,394 total. 3 new deaths for 752 total. 7-day positivity rate at 10.7%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 56.2%
  • DeKalb County: 22 new cases for 5,707 total. No new deaths for 91 total. 7-day positivity rate at 13.6%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 43.1%.
  • Huntington County: 14 new cases for 5,973 total. 2 new deaths for 94 total. 7-day positivity rate at 7.9%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 47.7%.
  • Kosciusko County: 34 new cases for 11,345 total. No new deaths for 135 total. 7-day positivity rate at 12.8%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 42.8%.
  • LaGrange County: 9 new cases for 3,195 total. No new deaths for 75 total. 7-day positivity rate at 15.9%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 25.3%
  • Noble County: 11 new cases for 7,380 total. No new deaths for 101 total. 7-day positivity rate at 12.6%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 41.7%.
  • Steuben County: 21 new cases for 4,950 total. 1 new death for 68 total. 7-day positivity rate at 9.5%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 46.8%.
  • Wabash County: 11 new cases for 4,815 total. No new deaths for 92 total. 7-day positivity rate at 8.9%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 42.1%.
  • Wells County: 14 new cases for 3,830 total. No new deaths for 83 total. 7-day positivity rate at 9.9%. Eligible population fully vaccinated at 43.9%.
  • Whitley County: 20 new cases for 5,226 total. 1 new death for 52 total. 7-day positivity rate at 13.5%. Eligible population fully vaccinated 46.3%.

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