COVID-19 pandemic notebook: Surge means orange for Monroe County

Based on numbers reported Monday, Wednesday’s update to the state of Indiana’s COVID-19 dashboard map will show Monroe County as orange.

That’s because the county will have the next-to-worst score on the dual-metric system used by the state to color-code the map.

For the week ending Sunday, Dec. 5, Monroe County logged a total of 415 positive COVID-19 cases.

That puts the weekly per-100,000 population figure for Monroe County at 279.

Because it’s over 200, it lands the county in the worst of the categories for the per-100,000 metric. That’s one of two stats used by Indiana’s health department to track the level of community transmission. The worst category carries a score of 3 on the 0-to-3 scale. Continue reading “COVID-19 pandemic notebook: Surge means orange for Monroe County”