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.