2,548 additional COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths reported in Hoosier state

2,548 additional COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths reported in Hoosier state
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 2,548 additional COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths within the last 24 hours. (Source: WFIE)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (FOX19) -The Indiana State Department of Health reported an additional 2,548 COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths within the last 24 hours.

Since the pandemic started, the state health department reported 592,709 cases. There have been 30 deaths since Friday.

Here is the breakdown of the counties in the FOX19 NOW viewing area with new and total COVID-19 cases:

  • Union: Three new cases, 614 total cases
  • Fayette: One new case, 2,424 total cases
  • Franklin: Four new cases, 1438 total cases
  • Dearborn: 29 new cases, 4,613 total cases
  • Ripley: 15 new cases, 2937 total cases
  • Ohio: Four new cases, 470 total cases
  • Switzerland: Three new cases, 623 total cases

The ISDH reports that Union County has two new deaths related to COVID-19.

All of the counties in the FOX19 NOW viewing area are red or the highest advisory level on the alert map, meaning their 7-day positivity rate is 15% or greater, and there are 200 or more new weekly cases per 100,000 residents.

The total 7-day positivity rate from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11 is 22.5 %.

Here are the guidelines Gov. Eric Holcomb issued for counties in the red level on the map.

  • 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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