(La Porte County, IN) - COVID-19 cases have risen enough for La Porte County to move up to orange in the state colored-coded system measuring the transmission of the virus.
La Porte County Health Department Administrator Amanda Lahners said the most recent positivity rate here for people tested for the virus has climbed above 10-percent. Several months ago, the positivity rate in La Porte County was just over two percent.
According to state health officials, more than 70 Indiana counties are now coded orange. More than a dozen counties in the state are code red for positivity rates above 15- percent.