INDIANA (WFIE) - The Indiana State Department of Health has updated its coronavirus map.
It now shows 49,575 total positive cases and 2,546 total deaths.
That’s up from Wednesday’s 49,063 total positive cases and 2,539 total deaths.
The map shows 42 new cases in Vanderburgh County. It’s a number the Vanderburgh County Health Department says is likely a combination of cases over the span of many days.
“We’ve had 20 to 30 cases per day,” health administrator Joe Gries said. “We were trying to play catch up there because over the holiday weekend, we had people that took off and we weren’t doing the normal every day, every weekend work. First weekend in basically four months that we’ve had people not working.”
Health officials with the Deaconess Health System say they currently have the capacity if we continue to see an increase in coronavirus cases. However, it still remains a concern.
“Thankfully at this point, our health system has been handling the increase rise,” Dr. Brad Scheu said. “We are seeing a lot more younger patients with positive rates, but of course, the concern is that they’ll expose others and that we may see more severely ill people soon as well.”
The state map also shows two new cases in Dubois County, five new cases in Warrick County, five new cases in Perry County, four new cases in Posey County, five new cases in Gibson County and two new cases in Spencer County.
Among the several testing sites in the Tri-State, there is one set for Thursday at 4100 Covert Ave. The site will be open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Here are the coronavirus cases in our part of Indiana.
- Vanderburgh Co. - 629 cases, 6 deaths
- Dubois Co. - 290 cases, 6 deaths
- Warrick Co. - 232 cases, 29 deaths
- Perry Co. - 140 cases, 9 deaths
- Posey Co. - 49 cases
- Gibson Co. - 103 cases, 2 deaths
- Spencer Co. - 46 cases, 1 death
- Pike Co. - 11 cases