Bartholomew County back in the blue for COVID spread

Bartholomew County is back in the blue. According to the state’s color coded map of COVID-19 spread, Bartholomew County’s advisory level has now been improved to the blue level, showing minor spread of the disease.

Bartholomew County has an infection rate of 51 cases per 100,000 population and has a 7-day positivity rating of 3.81 percent. In yesterday’s report, Bartholomew County had eight new cases of COVID-19 and one new death from the disease.

It was the only area county to have a death from COVID-19 reported yesterday.

Statewide there were 919 new cases of the disease and 16 new deaths. The statewide 7-day positivity rate is 2.2 percent.

The only area county not showing a blue advisory level, is Jennings County which remains yellow, showing moderate spread of the disease.