FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — As COVID-19 cases surge around the nation, Allen County sees its second day of record breaking numbers.
In Allen County, the Department of Health reported 651 new cases Thursday. That comes after the county reported a single-day high 636 new cases. Prior to Wednesday, the previous high was 613 on Nov. 14, 2020.
The county health department issued this statement:
“The record number of COVID-19 cases reported today remains concerning and is again a reminder of the importance of preventive measures such as mask-wearing and physical distancing. Vaccines and boosters, which are free and available at more than 60 locations in Allen County, are our biggest tools to fight COVID-19 – and they prevent the most serious outcomes, hospitalization and death. The vast majority of the cases reported today come from after Dec. 26, and residents should exercise caution and utilize simple preventive measures to help stop the spread of the virus.”
The Indiana Department of Health released 12,007 new daily COVID cases on Wednesday, smashing the previous high of 8,436 set last December.
On Wednesday, a newly released COVID-19 community spread map showed 27 counties in the red status, with the rest of the state in the orange status.
The U.S. on Tuesday set a single-day record of new COVID-19 infections, with 441,278 new cases.