More than 15,000 new COVID cases reported Wednesday; all four area counties in Red

STATEWIDE — The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) on Wednesday reported 15,091 new COVID-19 cases and 125 deaths across the state.

The state’s positivity rate has reached 27.8 percent.

Locally, Dearborn County reported 142 positive cases, Ripley County had 71, Decatur County reported 50 cases and one new death, and Franklin County had 37 positives.

All four area counties are now in Red on the state metrics map, along with 77 others across the state.

Only 11 states across Indiana are in Orange.