IN State Health Commissioner has COVID-19, state still in stage 5

1 new COVID-19 death, 67 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

IN State Health Commissioner has COVID-19, state still in stage 5
Indiana COVID-19 (Source: WFIE)

INDIANA (WFIE) - Gov. Eric Holcomb says Indiana will stay in stage 5 for at least the next month.

He encouraged Hoosiers to be responsible and wear masks.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box spoke from home during the briefing Wednesday.

Dr. Box says that she, along with her daughter and toddler grandson, have tested positive for COVID-19.

IN State Health Commissioner has COVID-19

She says her grandson attends a home daycare where others have tested positive.

Dr. Box visited Evansville last week and met with hospital officials, representatives from the Vanderburgh County Health Department, as well as Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. They met at the Mayor’s Office and at the CK Newsome Center.

Officials with the Mayor’s Office say that masks were worn the entire time around Dr. Box and that socially distancing took place. The Mayor’s Office is currently operating as usual.

Dr. Box says she’s experiencing no symptoms at this time.

As a precaution, Gov. Holcomb and other members of the staff will be tested Wednesday afternoon.

The Indiana State Department of Health reports Wednesday 1,172 new coronavirus cases and 14 new deaths.

This brings the total in the Hoosier State to 139,269 confirmed cases and 3,609 COVID-19 related deaths.

The state map shows one new deaths in Vanderburgh County.

Pike County is no longer in the red for case rates and reported no new cases Wednesday.

According to the state map, there are 67 new coronavirus cases in Vanderburgh County, 20 new cases in Warrick County, four new cases in Dubois County, one new case in Perry County, 18 new cases in Posey County, seven new cases in Gibson County, and one new case in Spencer County.

Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.

  • Vanderburgh Co. - 5,123 cases, 46 deaths
  • Dubois Co. - 1,229 cases, 22 deaths
  • Warrick Co. - 1,763 cases, 58 deaths
  • Perry Co. - 259 cases, 13 deaths
  • Posey Co. - 621 cases, 3 deaths
  • Gibson Co. - 763 cases, 9 deaths
  • Spencer Co. - 344 cases, 6 deaths
  • Pike Co. - 292 cases, 8 deaths

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