ISDH: 6 NE Indiana counties in yellow level, 6 in blue, Blackford County moves to orange

As of March 22, no county in northeast Indiana is in the red advisory level for the highest risk of COVID-19 spread, and more continue to drop down to the lowest advisory level. Blackford County is the only county in the state now in the orange advisory level.

Posted: Mar 24, 2021 12:26 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Several Counties across Northeast Indiana have seen their risk of spreading COVID-19 slightly increase, meanwhile one county is now considered to be in the second-highest risk category, according to data from the state health department.

Compared to last week's data, 12 counties across Indiana, are either in the blue or yellow advisory levels, which are considered to be the lowest risk for community spread of COVID-19.

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The Indiana State Department of Health advisory levels refer to the current guidelines the county must follow.

A county must remain at a lower Weekly Two-Metric Score for two consecutive weeks in order to move down to a lower advisory level.

There are now six counties in northeast Indiana that are in the yellow category, which is the second-lowest advisory level measured by the state.

Only Jay County saw its advisory level increase from blue to yellow this week.

In our region, six counties are now in the lowest advisory level, blue.

This includes DeKalb, LaGrange and Adams counties which saw their levels improve from yellow.

Blackford County is the only Indiana county currently in the orange advisory level.

Here's the local advisory level breakdown by score:

Blue (Metric score from 0-0.5):

  • Noble County
  • Wabash County
  • Grant County
  • DeKalb County-
  • Adams County-
  • LaGrange County-

Yellow: (Metric score from 1-1.5):

  • Allen County
  • Wells County
  • Steuben County
  • Jay County-
  • Huntington County
  • Whitley County

Orange (Metric score from 2-2.5):

  • Blackford County-

Red (Metric score of 3):

  • None

Here's a breakdown of each color category and its restrictions:

“Red” Status:

  • Restaurants, bars and gyms may operate at 25 percent indoor capacity and 50 percent outdoor capacity.
    • Daily customer attendance logs must be kept at these locations and held for 30 days.
      • Bar seating is not allowed.
  • Social gatherings and events are limited to 25 people or 25 percent venue capacity, whichever is fewer.
  • All recreational sports leagues will be canceled.

“Orange” Status:

  • Restaurants, bars and gyms may operate at 50 percent indoor capacity and 100 percent outdoor capacity.
    • Bar seating is limited to 25 percent capacity.
  • Social gatherings and events are limited to 50 people or 50 percent venue capacity, whichever is fewer.
  • Recreational sports leagues may continue with up to two spectators allowed for each participant.

“Yellow” Status:

  • Restaurants, bars and gyms may operate at 75 percent indoor capacity and 100 percent outdoor capacity.
    • Bar seating is limited to 25 percent capacity.
  • Social gatherings and events are limited to 100 people or 75 percent venue capacity, whichever is fewer.
  • Recreational sports leagues may continue at 25 percent spectator capacity.

“Blue” Status:

  • Restaurants, bars and gyms may operate at 100 percent indoor capacity and 100 percent outdoor capacity.
    • Bar seating is limited to 50 percent capacity.
  • Social gatherings and events are limited to 250 people or 100 percent venue capacity, whichever is fewer.
  • Recreational sports leagues may continue at 50 percent spectator capacity.

You can view results statewide above or click here.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 707111

Reported Deaths: 13216
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion963501718
Lake51613944
Allen39106671
Hamilton34449405
St. Joseph33979539
Elkhart27255432
Vanderburgh22060394
Tippecanoe21765212
Porter17945298
Johnson17507374
Hendricks16786310
Clark12681190
Madison12338337
Vigo12204244
Monroe11443166
LaPorte11118204
Delaware10341184
Howard9652211
Kosciusko9114114
Hancock7964139
Bartholomew7880155
Warrick7681155
Floyd7555176
Wayne6895198
Grant6837171
Boone6541100
Morgan6390138
Dubois6079117
Marshall5779108
Dearborn569876
Cass5683102
Henry5572100
Noble540683
Jackson493069
Shelby478495
Lawrence4338118
Gibson427989
Harrison427670
Clinton418653
Montgomery417786
DeKalb409184
Huntington378680
Whitley377939
Miami372465
Knox365989
Steuben364457
Putnam352560
Jasper350146
Wabash347678
Adams337952
Ripley334568
Jefferson312980
White308154
Daviess289299
Wells286281
Decatur278792
Fayette277162
Greene270685
Posey268533
Scott261053
Clay253244
LaGrange252470
Randolph235280
Washington230731
Spencer227631
Jennings224747
Fountain208445
Sullivan207742
Starke203952
Owen192156
Fulton191439
Jay186029
Carroll185720
Perry180236
Orange177253
Rush170724
Vermillion166043
Franklin165635
Tipton160943
Parke144616
Blackford133831
Pike130234
Pulaski113645
Newton103534
Brown100040
Crawford97614
Benton96713
Martin82615
Warren79615
Switzerland7698
Union69910
Ohio55711
Unassigned0408

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1052099

Reported Deaths: 18991
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1221671356
Cuyahoga1070432069
Hamilton781801168
Montgomery50040996
Summit45383909
Lucas40122765
Butler37721570
Stark31437895
Lorain24166473
Warren23885293
Mahoning20905583
Lake20009362
Clermont19441229
Delaware18038130
Licking16124207
Fairfield15708197
Trumbull15585460
Medina14868259
Greene14668236
Clark13634293
Wood12767185
Portage12384196
Allen11328229
Richland11041198
Miami10536214
Muskingum8706127
Wayne8576209
Columbiana8546226
Pickaway8436121
Marion8377135
Tuscarawas8376240
Erie7566154
Hancock6714123
Ross6699146
Geauga6537146
Ashtabula6495165
Scioto6289101
Belmont5626158
Union557647
Lawrence5467102
Jefferson5324147
Huron5307114
Darke5273121
Sandusky5174120
Seneca5124120
Washington5076107
Athens501556
Auglaize475684
Mercer471684
Shelby456090
Knox4387108
Madison422859
Putnam421599
Ashland413188
Fulton409467
Defiance402596
Crawford3872101
Brown386455
Logan372976
Preble370398
Clinton361560
Ottawa356978
Highland347059
Williams326774
Champaign320657
Jackson308451
Guernsey306649
Perry289949
Fayette277848
Morrow275339
Hardin264264
Henry263766
Coshocton259457
Holmes253399
Van Wert239162
Gallia233346
Pike233331
Adams228552
Wyandot227253
Hocking209059
Carroll189247
Paulding168638
Meigs141538
Noble132837
Monroe128841
Morgan106623
Harrison105336
Vinton81514
Unassigned02
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