Northeast Indiana’s 7-day positivity rate dropped a bit more on Friday, although hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are at their highest since early February.
Allen County’s total for those infected with the illness topped 40,000 with the addition of 83 new cases on Friday, according to the Allen County Department of Health.
The county’s 7-day positivity rate stands at 5 percent, deemed safe by the WHO for community spread. And 34 percent of Allen County is now fully vaccinated.
No new deaths were reported in the area on Friday, and there were 175 new cases added to the tally.
LaGrange County now has 20 percent of its population fully vaccinated, a number lagging far behind the rest of the area which is largely over 30 percent for vaccinated populations.
LaGrange County has the highest 7-day positivity rate as well, at almost 13 percent.
Along with LaGrange, Steuben, DeKalb and Whitley counties remain in the “orange”, Indiana’s second-worst rating for spread of COVID-19.
The rating is based on 7-day positivity scores, as well as cases per 100,000 residents.
According to the state of Indiana’s COVID-19 dashboard, Adams, Wells, Huntington and Wabash counties are all in the “blue”, the state’s best rating.
Allen, Noble and Kosciusko counties are all in the yellow, the state’s second-best rating.