Cass County remains in orange on Indiana’s COVID-19 metrics map as of Oct.6, 2021

Last Updated on October 7, 2021 by Cass County Online

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

On Oct. 6, 2021, Cass County stayed in orange for the ninth week, with 220 weekly cases per 100,000 residents, down from 289 last week, and a 7-day all tests positivity rate of 8.76%, down from 10.12% last Wednesday. 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%.

Cass County is still over the red threshold of 200 weekly cases per 100,000 residents and in the yellow threshold of positivity rate of 5-9.9%.

The Indiana Department of Health’s county metrics map uses data as of the previous Sunday (Sept 26).

On the CDC’s COVID-19 transmission map, Indiana counties are in red, which indicates high transmission.

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

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 Sept. 29, 2021, 39.7% of the total population in Cass County, or 14,959 individuals, are fully vaccinated. This is up from 39.1% and 14,740 last Wednesday. (SOURCE: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view)

That includes 46.6% of those 12 and older; 49% of those 18 and older and 73.1% of those 65 and older.

16,516 individuals, or 43.84% of the total population of Cass County have received at least one dose, up from 16,350 and 43.4% last week