Jefferson County is up to 207 recorded cases of COVID-19 as the state surpasses 94,000, according to new data from the Indiana State Department of Health on Monday.

Hoosiers will need to stay masked up for at least another 25 days following Gov. Eric Holcomb’s fourth extension of Stage 4.5 of the Back on Track Indiana plan announced last Wednesday. While Stage 4.5 was last scheduled to end Aug. 27, rising case counts prompted the state to extend certain restrictions to Sept. 25.

Those restrictions include required face coverings and restaurants being limited to 75% capacity until the state can meet four guiding principles: the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients statewide shows a decrease for 14 consecutive days, the state retains its surge capacity for critical care beds and ventilators, the state retains its ability to test all Hoosiers who are COVID-19 symptomatic, and health care workers, first responders and frontline employees and health officials have systems in place to contact all individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and expand contact tracing.

Statewide, 94,196 Hoosiers have tested positive out of the 1,076,947 who have been tested overall. The death toll is now at 3,077. Monday’s report saw 897 new cases with a seven-day positivity rate of 6.9%.

While testing numbers for last week are still being finalized, an average of about 45-50 Jefferson County residents were tested daily the week of Aug. 16 through Aug. 22. The county remains at three COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began.

The Jefferson County Health Department, meanwhile, is encouraging families and students of local schools to “keep their social circles small” following new cases of COVID-19 in the community and among students in recent weeks. The Southwestern Jefferson County Consolidated School Corporation has had at least five students test positive for the virus since school started, thought to be due to contact between students outside of school.

“Take for example, the high school student who attends a party with no social distancing and later tests positive for COVID-19, now not only does everyone who attended the party need to be quarantined for 14 days, but everyone who sits within six feet of that child at school or on the school bus does as well,” the health department stated.

“In some cases that can be upward of 20 to 30 students. All close contacts MUST quarantine for 14 days regardless of a negative test result during that 14-day period incubation period of the virus.”

Madison Consolidated Schools Communications Coordinator Ashley Shutte said Friday that the district has sent some students home to quarantine due to contact with positive individuals, but so far everyone has tested negative. The state is currently working to create a color-coded map for schools to use to assess the severity of COVID-19 in their district and make related decisions, she added.

‘We are very proud of how everyone has come together to make sure we are creating the safest environment possible for our students to remain in school safely. Overall, we have had an incredible, uneventful start to the school year,” Schutte said.

According to the last update from Kentucky’s North Central District Health Department on Friday, Trimble County has five active cases and 49 total cases since the start of the pandemic. Trimble has fared much better than other counties in its district, with Henry County reporting 191 total cases, Shelby County reporting 991 and Spencer County 171. Three people in Henry and 25 people in Shelby have died, while none have died in Spencer or Trimble.

Carroll County, meanwhile, has five active cases with two hospitalized, 177 patients recovered and three deaths, according to a Three Rivers District Health Department update on Friday. Other counties in Carroll’s district have recorded fewer cases, including Gallatin (two active, 77 recovered but nine dead), Owen (five active, 80 recovered, none dead) and Pendleton (three active, 61 recovered, one dead).