Cass County moves back to red on Indiana’s COVID-19 map as of January 5, 2022

Last Updated on January 6, 2022 by Cass County Online

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

On. Jan. 5, 2022, Cass County moved back to red on the map, which indicates very high positivity and community spread of COVID-19.

This week, ISDH reported 618 weekly cases per 100,000 residents, up from 379 last week, and a 7-day all tests positivity rate of 15.74%, up from 14.86% last week. You can see the map at coronavirus.in.gov.

Cass County is in the red threshold of 200 or more weekly cases per 100,000 residents and in the red threshold of positivity rate of 15% or greater.

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%.

The Indiana Department of Health’s county metrics map uses data as of the previous Sunday (Jan. 2).

On the CDC’s COVID-19 transmission map, Indiana counties are in red, which indicates high transmission. The CDC reports a 24.36% positivity rate for Cass County for Dec. 27-January 2, 2022, up from 20.28% for Dec. 21-27, 2021.

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

VACCINATION & TESTING

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

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.

According to the ISDH vaccine dashboard, 16,768 individuals in Cass County are fully vaccinated. ISDH reports that in Indiana, 3,568,721individuals are fully-vaccinated. (SOURCE: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/2680.htm)