ATTICA. — As coronavirus cases continue to spike around the state, two counties in particular — Fountain and Warren — are experiencing a large increase in the number of cases.

On Wednesday, Fountain County reported the highest rate of COVID-19 test positivity rate, coming in first out of all 92 counties around Indiana, according to the Indiana State Department of Health and a release from the Fountain and Warren County Health Department.

The ISDH has a color-coding metric on its dashboard to show test positivity rate, and as of Wednesday, Fountain County was the only county in the state to be labeled in the "red" category. The county has reported a total of 229 positive cases, two deaths and has a seven-day positivity rate with all tests of 23.2%.

Neighboring Warren County was labeled in the "orange" category and has had a total of 60 cases, one death and a seven-day positivity rate with all tests of 17.7%.

Since Oct. 1, positive cases in Fountain County have surged, from two total daily positive cases to a height of 15 on Oct. 11. As of Tuesday, the county had not reported any new cases to the ISDH.
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