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Elkhart Co. Returns To Orange On Latest State COVID-19 Map

Indiana Department of Health

The latest update to the state’s color-coded COVID-19 tracking map shows several counties across Northern Indiana, including Elkhart County, in the more-serious “orange” category.

It’s the first time since late January that Elkhart County has been in the orange, which indicates high spread of the coronavirus. According to the county’s public health order, that means gathering and event sizes will now be restricted to 25 percent of a facility’s capacity, rather than 50 percent.


All other listener counties maintained their color status from last week – LaPorte County remains in the orange, and all other WVPE listener counties are in the “yellow” category, which indicates moderate spread of the virus.


Over the last two weeks, less than half of Hoosier counties have been in the least-serious “blue” category. This week, though, half of Indiana’s 92 counties are in the blue, which indicates the lowest spread of the virus. 


However, seven counties are now in the orange statewide – the highest number in that category in two months.


Contact Gemma atgdicarlo@wvpe.orgor follow her on Twitter at@gemma_dicarlo.


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