Benton County COVID-19 Updated Statistics - DEC 29, 2020

Updated: Dec 29, 2020

Updated: December 9, 2020


COVID RISK LEVEL:

Active or Imminent Outbreak



Benton County is either actively experiencing an outbreak or is at extreme risk. COVID cases are exponentially growing and/or Benton County’s COVID preparedness is significantly below international standards.




Daily New Cases per 100k Population

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Over the last week, Benton County, Indiana has averaged 6 new confirmed cases per day (71.9 for every 100,000 residents). Over the next year, this translates to around 2,300 cases and an estimated 11,000 infections (100.0% of the population).


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Infection Rate

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On average, each person in Benton County, Indiana with COVID is infecting 1.27 other people. As such, the total number of active cases in Benton County, Indiana is growing at an unsustainable rate. If this trend continues, the hospital system may become overloaded. Caution is warranted.


Positive Test Rate

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A relatively high percentage (14.1%) of COVID tests were positive, which indicates that testing in Benton County, Indiana is limited and that most cases may go undetected. At these levels, it is hard to know how fast COVID is actually spreading, and there is risk of being surprised by a second wave of disease. Caution is warranted.


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