COVID-19 cases closing in on 1,000, Clay County in the RED
According to the Indiana State Department of Health, Clay County remains in the “RED” with a 3 on the state dashboard score due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. With a 7-Day Positivity Rate for “unique individuals tested” (82 new tests performed) of 30%. As of Nov. 16, 6,555 of the 26,501 Clay County residents have were tested, with a total of 10,636 tests overall since March.
Since March, the ISDH has maintained Indiana’s Novel Coronavirus Dashboard in an attempt to update residents daily with the most up-to-date case counts.
At the beginning of November, ISDH confirmed that Clay County had 560 positive cases of COVID-19, 11 deaths attributed to the virus, and an overall 7-Day Positivity Rate of the total tests administered of 12.1%, and a Unique Positive 7-Day Rate of 11.1%.
In two weeks, the local data shows Clay County with a total of 895 positive cases (334 new), a total overall 7-Day Positivity Rate of 16.3%, with a total of 21 deaths now reported on Nov. 16.
The ISDH’s color-coded county weekly scoring map provides data for officials and residents to make the best decisions possible to protect their communities and limit the spread of COVID-19. The color codes are determined by the 7-day moving average of the all tests positivity rate, calculated by taking the total number of positive tests and dividing by the total tests administered :
BLUE No points =Less than 5%, with less than 10 new cases per 100,000
YELLOW 1 point = 5.0-9.9%, with 10-99 new cases
ORANGE 2 points = 10-14.9%, with 100 to 199 new cases
RED 3 points=15% or greater, with 200 or more new cases
The weekly county status scores and maps are updated by the ISDH once ISDISDHonce a week on Wednesdays at 12 p.m. The weekly update reflects data from the previous Monday through Sunday. Please note that this calculation is lagged by six days to ensure complete testing information has been received.
Log onto https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/ to learn more about the Indiana State Health Department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic since March.