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2/18/21 PSA re:  COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 18th, 2021

Steuben County has a total of 3317 COVID-19 positive cases, and 58 deaths associated with COVID-19 and 3202 considered recovered from COVID-19.

The Indiana Department of Health is reporting a positivity rate of all tested at 10.4%. The Indiana Department of Health has released yesterday that Steuben County has a composite score of 2.0 with an advisory color of Orange. The recent Executive Order 21-02 details the current restrictions on social gatherings to 50 individuals. If a social gathering will exceed 50 individuals, a social gathering submission is strongly recommended to be submitted to the Steuben County Health Department at healthdept@co.steuben.in.us. Additional information can be found on our website at www.co.steuben.in.us.

The Indiana Department of Health’s external advisory committee has made the following recommendations on who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine: Indiana residents or those individuals that work in Indiana that are employed as healthcare personnel, first responders, or individuals aged 65 years and older. 

The demographic breakdown* of COVID-19 cases in Steuben County are the following:

Age Range (years)

COVID-19 Positive Cases

0-19

389

20-29

548

30-39

429

40-49

493

50-59

558

60-69

488

70-79

247

80+

165

 

*Please note this demographic breakdown will be updated weekly.

 

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