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Monroe County, Indiana see week of high COVID-19 case counts, relatively low death counts

Monroe County reported 110 new COVID-19 cases confirmed between July 15 and July 21, according to data from the Indiana State Department of Health. 

Two days in the past week set record highs for daily COVID-19 case counts in the county: July 17 with 28 cases and July 18 with 25. However, the county has not reported any confirmed COVID-19-related deaths for over a month. 

The state reported 47 new deaths in the past week. Confirmed death counts are relatively low compared to data from the month of June, despite increasing case numbers. State officials say this is due to the higher amount of young people testing positive for the virus.

Of all positive COVID-19 tests recorded in the state up until July 22, over one-fourth of patients are under 30.

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