Source: [Star Press]
At the beginning of 2021 — just 2 months ago — Delaware County was reporting nearly 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a single week. Now, the county has reported 69 new cases in the past seven days; new cases in a seven-day period have been consistently under 100 for the past four weeks.
Since the last countywide update released on March 4, Delaware County has reported 0 new deaths and a 2.7% seven-day positivity rate. As of March 10, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is treating 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19, five of which are Delaware County residents. The county is once again blue on the Indiana State Department of Health’s county metrics map, the “best” score a county can have. Additionally, 14,627 individuals in Delaware County are fully vaccinated, according to the Indiana COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard.