Indiana reaches nearly 400K total positive COVID-19 cases

Indiana reaches nearly 400K total positive COVID-19 cases
The Indiana State Department of Health reported nearly 400,000 total COVID-19 cases since March. (Source: WFIE)

INDIANAPOLIS (FOX19) -Since the start of the pandemic, the Indiana State Department of Health has reported nearly 400,000 total COVID-19 cases.

State health officials say there are 5,664 newly reported cases, which brings the total amount to 387,278.

The 7-day positivity rate from Nov. 24 to Nov. 30 is 27.2%, the ISDH reports.

Here is a breakdown of the cases in the FOX19 NOW viewing area in Indiana:

  • Dearborn County: 51 new cases (2.770 total);
  • Franklin County: 15 new cases (871 total);
  • Ohio County: Three new cases (269 total);
  • Ripley County: 40 new cases (1,845 total);
  • Switzerland County: Seven new cases (317 total);
  • Union County: Four new cases (319 total);
  • Fayette County: 17 new cases (1,745 total)

Health officials say there are 14 new deaths and 298 probable deaths.

According to the ISDH, Switzerland County is now in the yellow level on the state’s COVID-19 alert map meaning it has a 7-day positivity rate between 5% to 9.9%, and there are 10 to 99 new weekly cases per 100,000 residents.

Franklin and Ripley Counties are no longer in the red level.

Dearborn County is still red on the map, however. This means the county’s 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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