Indiana reports 5,700 COVID-19 cases

Indiana reports 5,700 COVID-19 cases
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 5,700 new COVID-19 cases Friday. (Source: WIS)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) -The Indiana State Department of Health, IDSH, reported 5,700 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of cases since March 6 to 324,537.

The ISDH says there are 33 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number since March to 5,328.

Here is a breakdown of new and total cases for counties in the FOX19 NOW viewing area:

  • Dearborn County: 56 new cases (2,282 total)
  • Franklin County: 21 new cases (734 total)
  • Fayette County: 37 new cases (1537 total)
  • Ohio County: Five new cases (238 total)
  • Ripley County: 73 new cases (1,458 total)
  • Switzerland County: Five new cases (265 total)
  • Union County: Three new cases (278 total)

No new COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the FOX19 NOW viewing area.

Indiana’s seven-day positivity rate is 11.1%, according to the ISDH.

The IDSH says Dearborn, Franklin, and Ripley, Fayette Counties are in the red, which means their 7-day positivity rate is 15% or greater, and there are 200 or more new weekly cases per 100,000 residents.

Counties in red must follow certain requirements under an order by Gov. Eric Holcomb:

  • All social gatherings are limited to 25 people.
  • Special, seasonal or commercial events planned for more than 25 people require the approval of a safety plan by the local health department. College and professional sports are included.
  • Health officials advise that events be canceled or postponed
  • Attendance at winter indoor K-12 extracurricular and co-curricular events, including IHSAA sports, is limited to participants, support personnel and parents, or guardians.
  • Local officials can consider limiting hours for the operation of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.
  • Community recreational sports leagues and tournaments may continue with participants, required personnel, and parents or guardians only.
  • Common areas and break rooms should be closed.
  • Senior care activities are suspended.
  • Hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other congregate settings can impose visitation limits.

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