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Saturday, February 20, 2021

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:

February 15

15.4% Unique Positive 7-day rate

8.1% 7-Day Positivity Rate

February 11

8.2% Unique Positive 7-day rate

8% 7-Day Positivity Rate

February 8

12.4% Unique Positive 7-day rate

9% 7-Day Positivity Rate

February 4

16.1% Unique Positive 7-day rate

8.8% 7-Day Positivity Rate

February 1

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 to learn more about how the State of Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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