coronavirus update

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Fort Wayne Community School Superintendent Mark Daniel is recovering at home from COVID-19 and New Haven Mayor Steven McMichael is currently hospitalized with the illness.

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Indiana has crossed 300,000 positive COVID-19 cases. Monday’s newly reported cases were the fewest in nearly a week – though the state has reported more than 5,000 cases every day since Nov. 10. 

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On Monday, Parkview Health and Lutheran Health systems have both announced new updates to their visitor restriction policies due to the rising number of COVID cases in the area.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 311 additional confirmed deaths over the last week – the most reported in a single week during the pandemic. That brings the state’s total to 5,040 confirmed deaths.

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More than 500 residents of northeast Indiana have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Indiana saw more than 7,000 new cases of COVID-19 reported Thursday, and the number of institutions and organizations going to remote-only services continue to grow.

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Over the past few weeks, northeast Indiana went from the “yellow” zone of Indiana’s COVID-19 dashboard to mostly red, warning of intensifying community spread of the disease.

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Nine additional COVID-19 deaths were reported Tuesday in Allen County, along with another 304 positive tests.

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Indiana’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate for the past week is now approaching 12 percent, climbing to 11.7 percent.

 

The World Health Organization labels any rate over 5 percent as dangerous indicators of community spread of the disease.

 

Almost all northeast Indiana counties are over 10 percent, as rates of the illness continue to grow.

 

There were 5,218 new cases of COVID-19 in Indiana Monday from Sunday. Twenty-six deaths were reported.

 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 277 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 4,660 – the largest reported in a single week since early May. 

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