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COVID metrics keep Harrison in orange

COVID metrics keep Harrison in orange COVID metrics keep Harrison in orange

Harrison County remains in the third highest of four categories — orange — due to its COVID-19 metrics.

The number of weekly cases per 100,000 residents and the seven-day positivity rate for all tests are used to determine the color status with blue (weekly score of 0 and 0.5), the lowest, followed by yellow (1 and 1.5), orange (2 and 2.5) and red (3). A county’s numbers must remain consistent for two weeks before the Indiana State Dept. of Health moves it to a different status.

Comparing numbers from six days ago (the newspaper went to press a day earlier this week due to Thanksgiving), Harrison County had another 174 residents test positive for the virus, bringing the total to 1,376. The number of tests performed rose 823 to 11,236. The number of deaths remains at 25 with another two likely being clinical deaths, meaning the persons were not tested for the virus but are believed to have had it.

Statewide, the number of deaths in the past six days rose to 5,067, an increase of 297. An additional 265 people are believed to have had the virus when they died but no test was performed.

The number of tests performed now stands at 3,939,645, up 327,569, with 300,913 of those being positive, an increase of 38,706.

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