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Monday, January 4, 2021
Times Creative - ISDH - Clay County - January 4, 2021

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was written Monday afternoon using the most recent information available at that time. New data will be collected again on Wednesday, and a story update will be written for Friday's Brazil Times using that new data.

Indiana State Department of Health’s Clay County data for COVID-19 (as of noon January 3, 2021) shows a 7-Day All Tests Positivity Rate of 19.54%, which keeps the county in the RED category on the COVID-19 Dashboard’s Color Code System.

The ISDH will review the data on Wednesday and update the rating if necessary, using data from the previous two weeks.


Indiana State Department of Health - January 4, 2021

The ISDH COVID-19 Data Report is updated daily at noon. However, it regularly uses data 24-48 hours old to help ensure the report’s accuracy.

The ISDH provides a color-coded state map using blue (score of 0-.5), yellow (score of 1-1.5), orange (score of 2-2.5), and red (score of 3) tones to designate the risk factor of the virus spreading among the 92 counties.

On Monday, January 4, 2021, approximately 54.35% of the counties in Indiana were in the RED category. (A county must remain at a lower Weekly Two-Metric Score for two consecutive weeks to move down to a lower advisory level, per ISDH.)


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention ( has been tracking COVID-19 data in the United States since January 21, 2020.

Using the most up-to-date information available (January 4, 2021), 20,558,489 cases have been reported.

The CDC provides a color-coded US map highlighting six categories of COVID-19 risk factors for the spread of the disease, including PALE GREEN, LIGHT GREEN, GREEN, BLUE, MED. BLUE DARK BLUE.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - January 4, 2021

The list of top 15 states showing an increasing spread of the COVID-19 virus includes:

Arizona121.8DARK BLUE
California97.1DARK BLUE
Tennessee92.5DARK BLUE
S. Carolina90.9DARK BLUE
Kansas88.5DARK BLUE
Arkansas88.0DARK BLUE
Oklahoma83.6DARK BLUE
Utah82.9MED. BLUE
W. Virginia82.5MED. BLUE
New York80.6MED. BLUE
Rh. Island79.3MED. BLUE
Georgia78.9MED. BLUE
Alabama76.6MED. BLUE
Mississippi74.8MED. BLUE
Connecticut69.6MED. BLUE

Indiana is ranked 16th (Category MED. BLUE for 68.4 cases per 100,000) on the list of confirmed COVID-19 on the Average Daily Cases per 100,000 in the Last 7-Days.


World Health Organization - January 4, 2021

According to the World Health Organization Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard ( data on January 4, 2021. There have been 83,910,386 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,839,660 deaths reported.

The situation around the world, according to the WHO, reports different data, including:

South-East Asia12,077,882
Eastern Mediterranean5,000,203
Western Pacific1,119,437

The WHO has been collecting COVID-19 data since early January 2020.

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