MUNCIE — Every county in East Central Indiana has fallen under the orange category for community spread of COVID-19 according to the most recent update from the Indiana State Department of Health.

The state map color-codes counties by rate of community spread. Seventy-one of the state's 92 counties are showing moderate to high spread in the community including Delaware County.

A rise in positivity rate left Delaware County with an orange rating, a status it has maintained for several weeks. The county's overall score is a 2 out of 3. All other counties in ECI also earned a score of 2 or above.

In the entire state, only Brown County maintained the blue rating, the lowest rating on the state's chart. It's a trend headed in the wrong direction, and local officials say there is even more cause for concern.

So why the increase across the area?
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