Number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana drops to 1,835

Number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana drops to 1,835
The Indiana State Department of Health reports 1,835 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths. (Source: WFIE)

INDIANAPOLIS (FOX19) -The Indiana State Department of Health reports that the number of new COVID-19 cases in Indiana dropped from 3,872 to 1,835 cases.

This brings the total amount of cases to 493,841.

Twelve new COVID-19 deaths were reported, officials with the ISDH said.

A total number of 7,496 people died due to the virus since the pandemic started.

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

  • Dearborn County: 26 new cases (3,682 total);
  • Franklin County: Three new cases (1,149 total);
  • Fayette County: Five new cases (2,110 total);
  • Ohio County: Two new cases (385 total);
  • Ripley County: 14 new cases (2,388 total);
  • Switzerland County: No new cases (476 total);
  • Union County: No new cases (471 total)

The 7-day positivity rate is 23.5 %, according to the IDSH.

State health officials say that Franklin, Ripley, Dearborn, and Switzerland counties are red on the map, 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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