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Counties In More Serious Color Categories More Than Double On State Map


The number of Indiana counties in more serious color categories more than doubled this week on the state’s color-coded COVID-19 tracking map.

Last week, 25 Hoosier counties were in more serious color categories. Three were in the “orange,” which indicates high spread of the virus, and the rest were in the “yellow,” which indicates moderate spread of the virus. 


This week, 52 counties are in more serious color categories – four in the orange and 48 in the yellow. That’s more than double last week’s number.


In the WVPE listening area, LaGrange County moved to the yellow this week from the least serious “blue” category, which indicates low spread of the virus. According to data from the state vaccine dashboard, less than 20 percent of LaGrange County residents are fully vaccinated.


Fulton County, which was in the yellow last week, moved back to the blue category. All other WVPE listener counties remain in the blue.


The state is reporting that 70 percent of the COVID-19 cases it sampled in the last month were caused by the highly contagious Delta variant. Experts say the available vaccines still provide strong protection against virus variants.


According to the state dashboard, 50 percent of all Hoosier residents age 12 and over are now fully vaccinated.


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


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