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Indiana has one of the lowest COVID-19 spread rates

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said it's a time to celebrate but to still be vigilant.

Posted: Sep 17, 2020 10:46 AM
Updated: Sep 21, 2020 12:54 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) -- The State of Indiana has been in phase 4.5 for the last few weeks and it looks like we may stay there. But. there is some good news about the virus in the state.

In Wednesday's press briefing with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Dr. Kristina Box said Indiana currently has one of the lowest COVID-19 spread rates in the country. That's because of precautions Hoosiers are taking.

The spread rate is how quickly and how much the virus is spreading throughout the state. State leaders say they have seen a decrease throughout the state.

That's because Hoosiers are masking up, and social distancing.

"It's not what we are doing it's what we all are doing and it's what you are doing," Governor Holcomb said. "What we're doing is working and it's allowing us to not just stay open and continue to reopen but to continue to do it in a safe way."

Governor Holcomb said this is a reason to celebrate, but we need to remain vigilant. State leaders said it's not a time to stop the safety precautions we are taking.

"That's proof that we're on the right track and we need to continue to be vigilant and not just celebrate that we're on a 7 day 4.7 positivity rate, but it's got to do with what's coming as well," Holcomb said.

One thing state leaders are really paying attention to is counties with colleges and universities. They said that's where they are seeing a big jump in COVID-19 cases.

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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 164581

Reported Deaths: 4143
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion26055792
Lake14436358
St. Joseph9606168
Elkhart9271138
Allen8647231
Hamilton6400115
Vanderburgh617162
Tippecanoe396715
Porter347550
Hendricks3418134
Monroe335638
Johnson3286130
Delaware311575
Clark306263
Vigo275340
Madison250896
LaPorte239261
Cass229724
Warrick205065
Kosciusko201127
Floyd187468
Howard169466
Bartholomew147958
Marshall147428
Dubois146426
Wayne142031
Grant133539
Henry133030
Boone129150
Hancock124744
Noble122935
Jackson121018
Dearborn103128
Morgan100340
Lawrence96838
Gibson94412
Clinton92416
Daviess92334
Shelby90632
LaGrange82815
Knox81810
Harrison81024
Posey7767
Putnam77616
Fayette76719
DeKalb76011
Jasper6885
Miami6715
Steuben6608
Montgomery63122
White62316
Greene57838
Adams5607
Scott55413
Decatur52839
Ripley4838
Whitley4836
Clay4617
Sullivan45714
Wells45611
Huntington4455
Starke4438
Wabash4439
Orange42425
Spencer4176
Randolph39210
Jennings38713
Washington3873
Franklin38325
Fulton3785
Perry36914
Jefferson3655
Pike35718
Carroll34313
Jay3386
Fountain3293
Tipton28423
Vermillion2721
Parke2564
Rush2464
Blackford2394
Newton23711
Owen2151
Martin2050
Pulaski1783
Crawford1631
Brown1473
Ohio1337
Union1140
Benton1130
Switzerland980
Warren911
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