The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:00 am

County adds 34 virus cases, nears 6,000 total


Allen County is closing in on 6,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 200 deaths.

The county reported an additional 34 positive tests Monday, bringing the total to 5,995. No new deaths were reported, leaving the county's tally at 198.

Indiana's coronavirus toll Monday stood at 535 new confirmed cases, bringing the statewide total to 112,027 cases. Seven new deaths brought the state's total to 3,287.

Allen County has about 6% of the state's deaths and about 5.3% of its total cases.

The state's seven-day positivity rate, a measure that tracks the percentage of all people tested who test positive, is 4.1% for all tests and 6.6% for unique individuals, those who have not been tested before.

Those rates are lower than the state's cumulative positivity rates of 6% and 8.6% respectively.

Allen County's seven-day positivity rates are higher than the state's – 6.4% and 8.6% respectively. Those rates are down slightly from recent weeks.

Positivity rates above 5% are considered to fall in a cautionary zone for spread of the virus.  

DeKalb County reported Monday 16 new confirmed cases and one death, in a patient more than 90 years old. That brings the county to 469 cases and 14 deaths.

Of the new cases, nine were reported recovering at home, and one, a 75-year-old, was hospitalized. No information was provided on the other six.

Two of the new patients are teens, ages 14 and 13. A 21-year old was also among the new cases.

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