Bartholomew County COVID numbers see improvement

Bartholomew County is seeing some improvement in its COVID-19 numbers.

According to numbers released last night by the Bartholomew County Community COVID-19 Task Force, the number of hospitalizations is at less than half of its all-time high and positive COVID tests are only a third of record highs.

The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 have dropped to 32 and the number of new positive tests were 97 as of Wednesday’s numbers. Those are both down from recent record highs of 70 COVID-19 patients on January 17th and 326 positive test results on Jan. 27th, according to Indiana State Department of Health records.

Of those hospitalized in Bartholomew County, the largest age group hospitalized here is those 80+ with 7 patients. The 50-59, 60-69 and 70-79 age groups each have 6 people hospitalized. There are three 20-year-olds hospitalized, two 30-year-olds, a single person in their 40s and a single child. No 18- to 19-year-olds are hospitalized.

Every county in Indiana is still showing severe spread of the disease according to the state health department.