INDIANA (WFIE) - The Indiana State Department of Health has updated the coronavirus map.
It now shows 45,228 total confirmed positive cases and 2,432 deaths.
That’s up from Sunday’s 44,930 total confirmed positive cases and 2,427 deaths.
Locally, officials in Perry County say another patient of a long term care facility died Sunday, bringing that county’s total of COVID-19 related deaths to eight.
They also report one additional case.
The coronavirus map shows seven new cases in Vanderburgh County, four more cases in Warrick County, one new case in Posey County, and four new cases in Gibson County.
The Vanderburgh County Health Department says COVID-19 cases are beginning to increase day-by-day.
The week of June 15, the state dashboard shows 16 new positive cases in Vanderburgh County. The very next week, those numbers jump to 64 new cases.
Deaconess Health System’s Doctor Gina Huhnke tells 14 News they have not seen an increase in hospitalizations. Many of those testing positive are those between 20 and 30-years-old.
”Most of the patients that are being tested are being tested because of a positive exposure, so a friend that they know has COVID.,” Dr. Huhnke said. “They don’t have symptoms but they’re calling into the nurse triage line and because they’ve had the exposure, we’re testing the patient.”
Dr. Huhnke also tells us that over the weekend, the local positivity rate rose from between three and four percent to between seven and ten percent.
She says many of them are asymptomatic but were tested after being notified as part of the contact tracing process.
The Posey County Health Department reports an employee at the Poseyville Post Office has tested positive for COVID-19. The health department says the employee is on strict isolation orders.
According to health officials, it has been determined the general public was not at risk at this time.
OptumServe Health Services has a new testing site in Dubois County.
It’s at Ruxer’s Golf Course Building on Clay Street in Jasper.
Hours and days of operation are Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The site will then be open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the following weeks.
You can register by appointment only online or by phone at 888-634-1116. The number is only for those without internet access.
Here are the coronavirus cases in our part of Indiana.
- Vanderburgh Co. - 407 cases, 6 deaths
- Dubois Co. - 258 cases, 6 deaths
- Warrick Co. - 194 cases, 29 deaths
- Perry Co. - 120 cases, 8 deaths
- Posey Co. - 30 cases
- Gibson Co. - 36 cases, 2 deaths
- Spencer Co. - 30 cases, 1 death
- Pike Co. - 6 cases