MONDAY'S COVID-19 UPDATE - Local, state, national, and worldwide updates
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 COVID-19 DATA
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.)
UNITED STATES COVID-19 DATA
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (covid.cdc.gov) 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.
The list of top 15 states showing an increasing spread of the COVID-19 virus includes:
|S. Carolina||90.9||DARK BLUE|
|W. Virginia||82.5||MED. BLUE|
|New York||80.6||MED. BLUE|
|Rh. Island||79.3||MED. 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.
WORLDWIDE COVID-19 DATA
According to the World Health Organization Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard (www.covid19.who.int) 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:
The WHO has been collecting COVID-19 data since early January 2020.