Indiana’s daily COVID-19 cases drop to 1,749

Indiana’s daily COVID-19 cases drop to 1,749
The Indiana State Department of Health reported a 17.% seven-day positivity rate. (Source: WFIE)

INDIANAPOLIS (FOX19) -The Indiana State Department of Health reported an additional 1,749 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, a 637 case drop from the previous day.

Since the pandemic started, the state reported 626,682 cases.

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

  • Dearborn County: 30 new cases (5,034 total)
  • Fayette County: 10 new cases (2,556 total)
  • Franklin County: Two new cases (1,534 total)
  • Ohio County: Two new cases (506 total)
  • Ripley County: Six new cases (3,073 total)
  • Switzerland County: Four new cases (699 total)
  • Union County: One new case (636 total)

Health officials say that the 7-day positivity rate remains at 17.2%.

Out of all of the counties in the FOX19 NOW viewing area, one new death was reported in Ripley County.

Health officials say four new COVID-19 deaths were reported, a decrease by eight from the previous day.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths in the Hoosier state is 9,598.

Franklin and Ohio counties remain at the red level, which is the highest in Indiana, according to the ISDH. Counties in the red level indicate their seven-day positivity rate is 15% or greater, and there are 200 or more new weekly cases per 100,000 residents.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says a new order will go into effect on Feb. 1 that changes overall attendance at social gatherings or events from 25 people in red or orange counties. If the organizers, venue owners, or hosts have a written safety plan that has been submitted to their local health department, social gatherings are limited to 25% capacity.

The order will last through Feb. 28, according to Gov. Holcomb.

Dearborn, Ripley, Switzerland, and Union counties were moved back to the orange level on Wednesday.

Indiana is still in Phase 1A of its vaccine plan.

Phase 1A of Indiana’s vaccination plan allows for anyone over the age of 70, those who work or volunteer in healthcare, first responders, long-term care facility residents, work in a congregate living facility for youth, anyone with exposure to COVID-19 infectious material eligible for the vaccine.

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The next group to be eligible for the vaccine will be Hoosiers 65 years of age and older. Indiana State Health Department Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver says the hope is to make vaccines available to this group possibly next week.

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