Yellow COVID-19 advisory level in place for Marshall and Starke Counties

Both Marshall and Starke County received a Yellow COVID-19 classification when the Indiana Department of Health updated their color-coded county metric map on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Each county is also under a Yellow advisory level, indicating moderate community spread. 

Under the yellow advisory level, social gatherings can have up to 100 people in attendance. If a gathering is taking place within an establishment, individuals are not permitted to exceed 50 percent facility capacity. 

When it comes to the data reflected on the IDH COVID-19 Dashboard on Feb. 17, the State of Indiana was reporting a total of 651,453 positive cases throughout the state and 11,825 deaths. 

Marshall County’s cumulative case total was 5,364, with 51 new cases reported within the last week.  The total case count in Starke County was 1,845, with 20 new cases recorded since last Wednesday. 

Health officials report that about 3 million individuals have been tested for the novel coronavirus since testing began last year. To break that down even further, more than 7.6 million COVID-19 tests have been administered in Indiana between Feb. 26, 2020 and Feb. 16, 2021, reflecting the fact that some Hoosiers have been tested more than once. 

In Starke County, 8,364 residents have been tested for the disease, with 89 new tests recorded within the last week. In Marshall County, 23,102 residents have been tested and 256 of those were added in to the IDH dashboard since last Wednesday. 

 For additional information, visit coronavirus.in.gov or call the IDH COVID-19 Call Center at 877-826-0011.