WARSAW – All of Indiana is now considered to be in a high transmission area for COVID-19, joining much of the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now includes all 92 Indiana counties as “red,” which means they have all risen to the level of “high transmission” of COVID-19.
The final county to switch from orange to red was LaGrange County, which made the move on Tuesday, Aug. 31, according to a report from radio station WIBC.
To be placed in the “high transmission” category, counties must have 100 or more new cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days.
According to the Indiana Health Department COVID-19 dashboard, 20 new deaths related to COVID were reported in the most recent five-day period across the state.
As of Friday, Sept. 3, more than 2,100 people with COVID were hospitalized in Indiana.
The percentage of Kosciusko County residents who are eligible for COVID vaccinations stands at 41%.