Source: Muncie Journal
Editor’s note: The following COVID-19 update is brought to you through a collaboration of healthcare partners including Delaware County Health Department, Delaware County Emergency Management Agency, Delaware County Office of Information, and other major healthcare providers. Delaware County weekly COVID-19 updates are released every Thursday and include information from the Indiana State Department of Health county metrics dashboard, which is updated every Wednesday afternoon.
Delaware County has gone from blue to yellow on the Indiana State Department of Health’s county metrics map this week. Since the last weekly update, the county has reported 107 new cases, 1 new death, and a 4.5% positivity rate. As of April 28, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is treating 10 Delaware County patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
As of April 29, 31,251 individuals in Delaware County—about 33% of the county’s population—are fully vaccinated. Epidemiologists suggest that, to reach “herd immunity,” a population needs about 60% percent or more of its population to be vaccinated or immune through previous infection. (Some experts say this number may be closer to 70–90%.) Based on these figures, Delaware County is about halfway to herd immunity—if that.