Montgomery County is back in the yellow.
As of Wednesday, only 17 counties out of 92 were deemed to be at the yellow level, and Montgomery County was one. And there was one county in Indiana that was moved to the orange level, Warren.
According to data from the Indiana State Department of Health, the county had a 13.2 seven-day positivity rate, and nine individuals had tested positive.
The 13.2 percent rate ranks among the highest in the state, according to ISDH data. Only Warren County (22.2 percent) and Newton County (18.6 percent) ranked higher than Montgomery. In fact, Gibson County at 12 percent is the only other county in the state in double digits with those counties listed above.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Montgomery County has 4,480 positive tests out of 19,957 individuals who were tested. Overall, we have 91 deaths recorded.
In our neighboring counties, Clinton has 4,489 cases recorded with a 3.5 percent positivity rate. Boone has 7,079 cases with a 5.9 positivity rate, Hendricks is 17,851 and 3.9, Putnam is 3,771 and 4.3, Parke is 1,506 and 0.9, Fountain is 2,307 and 2.8 and Tippecanoe has 23,157 and 4.8 percent.
In terms of COVID fatalities, Hendricks has the most at 321, Tippecanoe is next at 230, Boone is 105, Montgomery 91, Putnam 62, Clinton 55, Fountain 49 and Parke 16.