TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Tippecanoe County has the highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
According to the Tippecanoe County Health Department, ninety-three people are in the hospital as of Wednesday, 23 are in the intensive care unit, and nine are on ventilators.
County Health Officer Doctor Jeremy Adler hopes additional restrictions locally will help lower those numbers.
"Hospitals are strained right now, said Adler. "That's why we felt the need to do some additional restrictions beyond what Governor Holcomb has put in place so we can help ease that strain on hospitals."
As we reported yesterday, the new rules will go into effect when the county's seven-day positivity rate reaches or exceeds 10 percent.
They include limiting retail businesses to 75% capacity.
Restaurants will be limited to 50 percent indoor capacity, while bars will be limited to 25 percent.
More information on the new health order can be found by clicking here.