INDIANA (WFIE) - The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 1,302 new COVID-19 cases and 17 more deaths Wednesday.
The state’s total now sits at 128,227confirmed cases and 3,500 deaths.
The map shows one additional COVID-19 death in Vanderburgh, Dubois, and Posey Counties.
It shows shows 87 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 30 new cases in Warrick County, 17 new cases in Dubois County, 20 new cases in Posey County, 26 new cases in Gibson County, nine new cases in Spencer County, and two new cases in Pike County.
As of 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Pike County is the only county in the state in the “red zone," and state leaders say that is due to that big spike we told you about at a nursing facility.
Dr. Kristina Box, the State Health Commissioner gave an update Wednesday at noon CST.
She confirmed many of the new cases are tied to large events like funerals, weddings, bars and restaurants, and even high school athletics across our counties.
14 News asked Dr. Box if the state would recommend local officials take further action to stop the spread in southwestern Indiana, especially after the state moved to Stage 5 of Governor Holcomb’s Back on Track plan.
“I talked last week with the local health officers, all of them, from that region," says Dr. Box. "Dr. Weaver met with the hospital systems from that region, and we are having more conversations Thursday.”
Governor Holcomb also gave an update Wednesday.
Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.
- Vanderburgh Co. - 4,449 cases, 36 deaths
- Dubois Co. - 1,109 cases, 20 deaths
- Warrick Co. - 1,595 cases, 56 deaths
- Perry Co. - 241 cases, 13 deaths
- Posey Co. - 469 cases, 3 deaths
- Gibson Co. - 656 cases, 7 deaths
- Spencer Co. - 312 cases, 4 deaths
- Pike Co. - 246 cases, 4 deaths