Allen, Adams Counties a COVID-19 hotspot


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A surge in coronavirus cases is raising flags in Allen and Adams Counties.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health’s online coronavirus dashboard, Allen County’s 7-day average rate of cases testing positive was 13.6% Monday, with Adams County coming in at 21%. That’s the worst in the state.

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams appeared on Fort Wayne’s Morning News last week to warn of the rise in cases, saying residents need to take simple preventative steps like hand-washing, social distancing, and wearing face coverings to slow the spread of the disease, which has killed nearly 3,000 Hoosiers so far this year.


  1. Why is the percentage of people being tested being referred to instead of the number of positive cases? The data in this article is misleading. Tests are not being given unless there are symptoms shown, so, yes the percentage of people being tested to the number of cases would be higher. If percentages are going to be used, the percentage of the population or the percentage of people with the virus compared to other counties would be more proper data.

  2. Good Job WOWO with the Fear Mongering….Go look at the Allen County Health Department Graphs.

    Positive Cases appears to sky rocket. The graph reports “# case Notifications”…does that include “contact tracings”?…because those are not positive cases.

    The only reason I ask is because of the Number of deaths graph…flat, just like the Statewide graph.

    This Coronavirus restrictive, mask wearing, fear mongering is a bunch of crap if Allen County is 1 of 2 worst in the State.

  3. Adams still only has 2 deaths total and Allen has half as many deaths in August as we have had in previous months —- I might be concerned if deaths were increasing, but not about people being sick — it happens


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