WEDNESDAY'S COVID-19 UPDATE: Numbers continue to trend downward in county, state; CCSC numbers also down

Saturday, October 9, 2021

It looks like the spread of COVID-19 is dissipating throughout Indiana and in Clay County.

The Indiana Department of Healthís COVID-19 Dashboard ( for Thursday, October 7 at noon showed Clay County trending down on all the data maps, including:

ORANGE - Weekly 2-Metric Score

ORANGE - Advisory Level

ORANGE - 7-Day All Tests Positivity Rate

RED - Weekly Cases Per 100,000 Residents

Daily updates are at 5 p.m. to allow for a more thorough review of data before posting. The color categorization of the maps is changed weekly on Wednesday at noon.

Vaccine data

The ISDH reports that 3,299,816Hoosiers are fully vaccinated, with 5,455 new residents fully vaccinated as of October 7, 2021. those vaccinated, include 53.5% being female, 46% male, and .5% gender not identified.

Clay County reports 10,370 citizens fully vaccinated, an increase of 63 new vaccinations in 72 hours.

CCSC data look promising

The COVID-19 Data provided by Clay Community Schools continues to show a decline.

CCSC uses the ADVISORY LEVEL, referring to current COVID-19 guidelines all Indiana counties must follow. Clay County is currently in the ORANGE with a 17.2% Unique Positive 7-day rate (a drop of .3% from last week) as of Thursday, October 7, 2021.

This is the second week the county has trended downward on the Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard (

According to Superintendent Jeff Fritz, facemasks are recommended but NOT required in local classrooms.

However, facemasks are still required per Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís federal mandates on school buses.

Coordinator of Health Services for Clay Community Schools Lynn Stoelting, BSN RN, provides data to the ISDH and The Brazil Times.

(See the chart supplied by CCSC Thursday for more data.)

Fall break coming

Stoelting confirmed the data would not be available next week due to the upcoming Fall Break during October 11-15.

The corporationís COVID-19 data will be available starting on October 21.

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