More than half of the Hoosier state is in the CDC’s high community risk level for spreading COVID-19.
Fifty-three counties, including Sullivan, Knox, and Gibson, are in the highest risk category on the CDC data map.
There are 35 Indiana counties listed at medium risk for spreading the virus.
This comes as over 16 thousand cases, and 50 Covid-related deaths were reported in Indiana in the past week.
Meanwhile, State health officials in Illinois say cases of COVID-19 are currently surging across the Southern portion of the state.
The CDC reports that 58 Illinois counties are rated at high community levels for COVID, with all of Southern Illinois listed at the high alert level.
Rates in the Chicago area are running below the state and national rates.
The CDC says the latest subvariant — known as the BA-5 subvariant –accounts for more than 85 percent of all cases nationwide.