INDIANAPOLIS (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Health officials have updated Indiana's color-coded COVID-19 risk map, showing 12 more counties are in the red compared to last week.
Each week, the Indiana State Department of Health updates its online COVID-19 tracking map that gives a color-coded score for each of its 92 counties.
The department of health's risk map shows 57 counties are now in the red this week, up from 45 last week.
Allen County remains in orange as LaGrange and many other southern counties have turned red.
6,214 new cases of the virus were reported to the Indiana Department of Health Wednesday, bringing the overall case count to 539,229.
80 additional Hoosiers lost their lives to the virus, bringing the state's overall death toll to 8,371.
The new data was reported to ISDH within the last 24 hours, but the new cases occurred between Sept. 7 and Jan. 5 while the new deaths occurred between Dec. 20 and Jan. 5.
In Allen County, officials reported 275 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's overall case count to 29,386. The death toll increased to 510 as health officials say two more residents lost their lives to the virus.
An estimated total of 357,538 Indiana residents have recovered from the virus, according to data from the Regenstrief Institute.
Another 372 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.
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