Indiana's COVID-19 Map Shows More Yellow, Orange Statewide

Jul 7, 2021

Credit IDOH

All WVPE listener counties are in the “blue” for the second week in a row on the Indiana Department of Health’s COVID-19 tracking map.

 

However, almost three times as many counties are now in the more serious “yellow” category as compared to last week.

Seventeen Hoosier counties are now in the yellow, which indicates moderate spread of the virus. 

 

Warren County, on the Illinois border, is now in the “orange” category, which indicates high spread of the virus. That’s the first orange county on the state map since late May.

 

Indiana has identified 228 cases of the highly contagious Delta variant, a 19 percent increase from this time last week. So far, none have been reported in WVPE’s Indiana listener counties.

 

According to the state’s vaccine dashboard, 48.9 percent of Hoosiers age 12 and over have been fully vaccinated, up from 48.4 percent last week. Recent studies on the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have found they’re still highly effective against the Delta variant.

 

As of July 6, only seven patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in healthcare district 2, which covers most of the WVPE listening area. Only 2.5 percent of the district’s ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients.

 

Contact Gemma at gdicarlo@wvpe.org or follow her on Twitter at @gemma_dicarlo.

 

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