Knox County reaches red on COVID-19 map, health officials said

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KNOX Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Indiana State Department of Health placed Knox County in the red the week of December due to increased COVID-19 cases.

It calls for restaurants to serve at half capacity.

According to health officials, they don’t expect the county to be in the red for long.

“The positivity, it has to be over 15 percent. Right now we’re just at 15.1%. It looks like we’re headed down because we were at 15.8%. So, I am very hopeful that we will be out of red next week.

Dr. Stewart said a big part in making sure that happens is for people to keep following COVID-19 protocols.

“Don’t do anything to get it now because the vaccine is on the horizon. If we can just fasten our seat belt and go a couple more months, I think we’ll all be a lot safer,” said Dr. Stewart.

Health workers in Knox County have already started receiving their COVID-19 vaccine, including Dr. Stewart.

He said now, the focus is on long-term care facilities and other front line workers. He expects the public to be able to get theirs as early as April or May.

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