TOP STORY OF THE DAY, brought to you free by WICU: Clay County adding up well in percentage of vaccinated adults
Clay County ranks in the upper fourth of Indiana's 92 counties in terms of the percentage of adults aged 16 and over who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
According to the state's interactive online map, available at coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/2680.htm, Clay County has had 35.63 of its adults to become fully vaccinated.
Ohio County, one of the state's smallest located in the southeastern corner of the state near the state line, leads all counties with 52.81 percent.
Ten other counties range from 40 to 49 percent, while Clay County is in a group of 10 counties in the 35 to 39 percent range.
While Marion County is only at 30.23 percent, a majority of the counties with higher percentages are on the north and west borders of the state's capital city.
Among bordering counties, Clay is the highest by more than four percentage points. Vigo County sits at 31.38 percent, while the other five bordering counties (Parke, Putnam, Owen, Greene and Sullivan) are all in the 20s.
The interactive map also includes breakdowns by age and race, and the map can be modified to display total vaccinations (rather than a percentage), the previous day's vaccinations (rather than overall) and individual tallies for either the first, second or single dose variations.