COVID numbers continue improvement, last week spike explained

Data provided by the Indiana Department of Health

Coronavirus metrics are continuing to improve both locally and across the state.

In the latest weekly update on Wednesday, Kosciusko County is heading back toward blue on the advisory scale after positivity rates fell back below five percent. In an e-mail from Teresa Reed at the Kosciusko County Health Department, she explained the spike in rate last week is from a lack of testing.

Reed said, “The last week of May had 38% less reported results than the average of the first three weeks. Each week in May had fewer reports, but the average of the first three weeks was about 4,200.  The last week of May had 2,600.”

Case count in the county is down to 28 per 100,000 residents.

Throughout the state, the rolling seven-day positivity rate was at 3.4 percent, the lowest since March. Hospitalizations are also at their lowest levels since March.

No county in the state was above a yellow advisory.

See the latest updates in metrics here; vaccine numbers here.