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Cass County moves to orange (medium to high community spread) on state’s COVID-19 metrics map

Last Updated on August 12, 2021 by Cass County Online

The Indiana Department of Health updates COVID-19 county metrics and advisory levels on Wednesdays.

On August 11, 2021, Cass County moved to orange, with 201 weekly cases per 100,000 residents, up from 95 last week, and a 7-day all tests positivity rate of 8.22%, up from 3.91% last week. You can see the map at coronavirus.in.gov.

(Get more info on the County Metrics Map and Guidelines here – PDF)

The state’s blue metric, which indicates minimal community spread, for weekly cases per 100,000 residents is less than 10 new cases, and a 7-day all-tests positivity rate of less than 5%.

On the CDC’s COVID-19 transmission map, most of Indiana is in red, which indicates high transmission.

(Source: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view)

The state and the CDC track different timeframes for case rates and positivity rates which are used to estimate the level of transmission.

The CDC shows a weekly case rate of 228.18 per 100,000 for August 4 through 10, and a 7-day positivity rate of 11.27% for August 2-8.

The Indiana Department of Health reports the 7-day positivity rate each day based on data that lags by 7 days. On Wednesday, they reported a positivity rate for individuals of 9.3% for tests between 7/29 and 8/4.

The Indiana Department of Health’s county metrics map uses data as of the previous Sunday (August 8).

Find more info at coronavirus.in.gov.

The Cass County Health Department’s testing and vaccination center is located at 1616 Smith Street in Logansport. They request that appointments be made for both testing and vaccinations due to recent increases for both.

To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

Hoosiers age 12 and older can receive a COVID-19 vaccine; individuals younger than age 18 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only. To find a vaccination clinic near you, visit https://ourshot.in.gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted at most sites.

The CDC reports that as of August 11, 2021, 35.3% of the total population in Cass County, or 13,298 individuals, are fully vaccinated. (SOURCE: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view)

That includes 41.4% of those 12 and older; 44.1% of those 18 and older and 71% of those 65 and older.

14,493 individuals, or 38.5 % of the total population have received at least one dose.

Cass County is in a 9-county region with White, Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe, Montgomery, Benton, Warren and Fountain Counties.

ISDH reported as of August 11 that 30.6% of the 85 ICU beds in that region are available. 12.9% are in use with COVID and 56.5% are in use for non-COVID. (SOURCE: Coronavirus.in.gov)