TOP STORY OF THE DAY, brought to you free by WICU: Thursday update shows county COVID-19 numbers show slight increase
After several weeks of COVID-19 data seesawing, the Indiana State Department of Health shows Clay County’s data has a slight increase.
Currently (Thursday, February 18, 2021), the county is in the overall YELLOW ADVISORY category with a Weekly 2-Metric Score of 1.5, Weekly Cases Per 100,000 Residents at 141 (ORANGE), and the 7-Day All Tests Positivity Rate of 8.06% (YELLOW). The three data scores place a county on the county metric color-coded chart ranging from BLUE (low spread of virus), YELLOW, ORANGE, to RED (highest level of virus spread). The ISDH confirms a county can be at various levels on the three categories and have a different overall weekly advisory level.
Since the beginning of February, Clay County’s ISDH COVID-19 data has been trending downward yet seesawing along the way.
ISDH confirms 1,153 individuals were tested for COVID-19, with 78 confirmed positive.
The previous data trends on the positivity rates include:
15.4% Unique Positive 7-day rate
8.1% 7-Day Positivity Rate
8.2% Unique Positive 7-day rate
8% 7-Day Positivity Rate
12.4% Unique Positive 7-day rate
9% 7-Day Positivity Rate
16.1% Unique Positive 7-day rate
8.8% 7-Day Positivity Rate
13.3% Unique Positive 7-day rate
10.4% 7-Day Positivity Rate
According to the ISDH, a county must remain at a lower Weekly Two-Metric Score for two consecutive weeks to move down to a lower advisory level. Log onto https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/ to learn more about how the State of Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.