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Friday, January 07, 2022 1:00 am

County's overall cases top 80,000

10,000 in past month; state sets 1-day record

JIM CHAPMAN | The Journal Gazette

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Allen County now exceeds 80,000.

Indiana, meanwhile, broke its single-day record for new confirmed cases for the second day in a row.

The Allen County Department of Health reported 1,193 new cases Thursday, pushing the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 80,125 since the pandemic began in March 2020. The county had 70,083 cases on Dec. 11, gaining the last 10,042 cases in less than a month.

Thursday was the second straight day the county's daily number of positive test results topped 1,000. It's unknown how many people might have the virus but haven't been tested or have been tested with an at-home kit.

The 1,244 cases reported Wednesday almost doubled Allen County's previous one-day record of 651 on Dec. 31. No new deaths were reported Thursday, leaving the county's total at 967.

The Indiana Department of Health reported 15,277 new confirmed cases Thursday, breaking the previous day's record high of 13,216, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard.

The state reported 150 new deaths from the virus, bringing the totals to 18,794 deaths and 1,314,688 cases since the pandemic began. An additional 654 patients who had symptoms but no positive test have also died.

The state's seven-day positivity rate was 23.8%. Allen County's was 16.61%. Both of those numbers are above the level required for the red, or most serious category.

Super Shot on Thursday began offering COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 12 to 15 if they received their second dose at least five months ago. Super Shot has mass immunization clinics from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 1515 Hobson Road.

To schedule an appointment, call 260-424-7468 or go to Super Shot has Burmese and Spanish translators.

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