400+ new COVID-19 cases reported in Allen County, dept. says

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 12:09 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Allen County is seeing a spike in new COVID-19 cases as the county reported the second-highest number of new cases since the start of the year on Thursday.

The department reported 430 residents tested positive for the virus Thursday, bringing the county’s overall case count to 63,035 with 848 deaths.

The department’s data shows this is the first time the county has seen over 400 new cases since the start of the year, when 479 were reported on January 10.

In an interview with Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Matthew Sutter on Tuesday, he expressed concern about the rise in local cases: “We seem to be leading the state in this and we’re not getting that far away from where we were during the last surge. It’s very concerning going into the holidays.”

Allen County new COVID-19 cases
Allen County new COVID-19 cases(ACDOH)

Currently, Allen County’s vaccination rate stands at 52.5%, just above the state’s vaccination rate of 52.4%.

Dr. Sutter is strongly recommending residents to get their vaccine and booster shots, for those who are eligible.

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