53 Indiana counties labeled higher-risk for COVID-19 spread

Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday again increased the number of counties designated as higher-risk locations for coronavirus spread.

Fifty-three of Indiana’s 92 counties were placed in orange or red levels under the agency’s color-coded weekly tracking map update, while 40 counties were at those levels last week.

While two fewer counties are listed under the red level, the most severe, compared to last week, more than half of the counties across the state are designated as higher-risk — the most since the state implemented the rating system in September.

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb was scheduled to take part in a Wednesday afternoon briefing on the pandemic. You can watch it LIVE on wane.com.

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