IN deaths pass 100 mark; Local COVID-19 cases up by 14

Indiana governor extends stay-at-home order 2 weeks

IN deaths pass 100 mark; Local COVID-19 cases up by 14
IN COVID-19 (Source: WFIE)

INDIANA (WFIE) - The Indiana Health Department has released Friday COVID-19 numbers.

The map now shows 3,437 total positive cases, and 101 deaths.

Those numbers are up from 3,039 cases and 78 deaths reported Thursday.

Locally, there are now 33 confirmed cases in Vanderburgh County, up ten from Thursday.

Warrick County is now reporting ten cases, which is two more.

One of the Warrick County cases is a resident at Signature HealthCARE of Newburgh. A spokesperson with the facility tells us it has requested full resident and staff COVID-19 testing from the local and state health departments.

There is also a new confirmed case in Dubois County, making a total of four. That additional case is not yet on the map, but confirmed by local health officials.

According to the Dubois County Health Department, the new patient is an adult and the patient’s employer was been notified.

Health officials say that through an investigation, the patient attended the 8 a.m. church service at St. Isidore Catholic Parish on Sunday, March 22.

Health officials with the Dubois County Health Department ask if you were at the service that day and have developed a cough, breathing difficulties, chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, nausea, runny nose, weakness, to please self-quarantine yourself and contact your primary care provider.

In Posey County, there is now a fifth case.

[Indiana Coronavirus Website]

Here are the total numbers in our area of Indiana.

33 - Vanderburgh Co.

10 - Warrick Co.

4 - Gibson Co.

5 - Posey Co.

4 - Dubois Co.

1 - Spencer Co.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced during his Friday update that the state’s stay-at-home order is being extended for two more weeks as the state’s number of coronavirus-related topped 100 with the anticipated illness peak still weeks away.

Governor Holcomb announced Friday the extension for the order that first took effect March 25 and was set to expire Tuesday.

Holcomb has repeatedly urged residents to avoid unnecessary trips outside their home and to remain at least six feet from those they don’t live with to help stem the virus spread.

The deaths of 24 more people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday by state health officials.

Thursday, state officials announced Indiana students will not return to classrooms for the rest of the school year.

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