Delaware county nears red advisory level

By Conner Tighe

Delaware County lies in the orange, the second-highest advisory level next to red, the highest advisory level. 

Sixteen counties now lie in the red: Warren, Vermillion, Parke, Montgomery, Clay, Union, Brown, Lawrence, Knox, Gibson, Posey, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Switzerland, and Ohio. Last week, 11 counties were in the red.

Delaware has a 2.5 weekly metric along with neighboring counties Grant, Jay, and Henry. Blackford, Madison, and Randolph counties remain at a two weekly metric level. Much of northern Indiana, which has been in the yellow, is nearing orange. 

Approximately 46,754 Delaware residents have been fully vaccinated. Marion has the highest vaccination count in the state, with 447,622 residents fully vaccinated. 

There have been 13,903 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths in the state since March 2020. Delaware has had 202 deaths. However, as of yesterday, no new COVID-19-related deaths have been reported.

Sources: (Advisory Levels) (Vaccination Rates) 

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