Nearly two-thirds of Indiana “red” in latest COVID county map

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INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) — Indiana continues to see a surge of “red” counties in the state department of health’s county map. A “red” county is listed as the worst category for community spread of COVID-19.

The Indiana Department of Health on Wednesday updated its county infection map, which assigns a color (blue to yellow to orange to red) to each county based on weekly cases per 100,000 residents and the county’s positivity rate.

This week, 57 Indiana counties are red, with all remaining counties in orange. Five northeast Indiana counties are red – DeKalb, Grant, LaGrange, Steuben and Whitley.

Last week, 45 of Indiana’s counties were in the red, including five in northeast Indiana. All other Indiana counties were orange.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will hold his weekly coronavirus briefing Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. You can watch the briefing live on air or on wane.com.

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