INDIANAPOLIS, IN (FOX19) -The Indiana State Department of Health, ISDH, reported that there are 4,535 new COVID-19 cases and 66 deaths.
ISDH says the total number of positive cases since March is 329,008. A total of 5,394 people have died due to the virus.
The 7-day positivity rate is 11.1%, according to the IDSH.
Here is a breakdown of new and total cases for counties in the FOX19 NOW viewing area:
- Dearborn County: 54 new cases (2,336 total)
- Franklin County: 6 new cases (740 total)
- Fayette County: 17 new cases (1554 total)
- Ohio County: Three new cases (241 total)
- Ripley County: 23 new cases (1,480 total)
- Switzerland County: Five new cases (270 total)
- Union County: Four new cases (282 total)
Health officials say Ripley County has four new deaths with a total of 19 people who have died.
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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