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There has been an increase in Covid-19 cases in Washington County by 53 in the past two weeks, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. 

Washington County’s numbers rose by 10 overnight, which is the county’s largest increase to date. 

There were 94 total new cases in the WSLM LISTENING AREA of 10 local counties. 

There were 54 Covid tests given locally on August 3 and 38 given on August 4. 

This coincides with the start of school for East and West Washington Schools, but there is no information to indicate where these tests were administered. 

That number dropped on August 5 to only 5 tests. 

Overall, in Washington County, there have been 2,155 tests administered since March. 

Overall in Indiana, the state has seen the biggest increases since the pandemic began being recorded in March. 

Thursday’s numbers reported 1,051 new cases in the state and numbers released this morning topped that – at 1,253. 

ISDH reports that 2,155 people have been tested locally. 

The 7-day positivity rate is 9.3 percent. 

Only one death has been reported locally. 

There were 10 deaths reported around Indiana today with a total of 2,821. 

94 NEW CASES IN OUR LOCAL AREA

Lawrence County

  • 4616 Tests, 336 Cases, 27 Deaths – minus 1 Case
  • 6.2 percent positivity rate

Jackson County

  • 5065 Tests, 572 Cases, 5 deaths – 10 new cases
  • 6.7 percent positivity rate

Jennings County

  • 2306 Tests, 220 Cases, 12  deaths – 5 new cases
  • 6.2 percent positivity rate

Orange County

  • 1900 Tests, 166 Cases, 24 deaths – 0 new cases
  • 6.5 percent positivity rate

Washington County

  • 2155 Tests, 131 Cases, 1 death, 10 new cases 
  • 9.3 percent  positivity rate

Scott County

  • 3596 Tests, 263 Cases, 10  deaths  –  6 new case
  • 9.4 percent positivity rate

Clark County

  • 13318 Tests, 1178 Cases, 46 deaths – 30 new cases 
  • 7.5 percent positivity rate

Floyd County

  • 9016 Tests, 760 Cases, 45 deaths, 20 new cases
  • 10.2 percent positivity rate

Harrison County

  • 3997 Tests, 321 Cases, 23 deaths – 12 new cases
  • 8.3 percent positivity rate

Crawford County

  • 920 Tests, 44 Cases, 0 deaths – 0 new cases
  • 3.2 percent positivity rate