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Dec. 6: Area COVID numbers worsen, more counties in the "red"

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In northeast Indiana, those afflicted with COVID-19 are evenly split between the ages of 20 to 59.

Statewide, those who have recently caught the illness are mostly those in their 20’s, the state’s lowest-vaccinated population outside of children, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

There were 408 new cases reported in the area on Monday from the weekend, and no new deaths.

The area’s 7-day positivity rate stands at 16.9 percent, with Lagrange, Steuben, DeKalb and Wabash counties all over 20 percent.

Allen County saw 213 new cases of the virus reported on Monday, bringing the total to 68,004.

LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, DeKalb and Wabash counties are all in the “red,” or worst category, for community spread. The state’s dashboard bases the rating on cases per 100,000 residents, and 7-day positivity rate.