2 more local Hoosiers die of COVID-19; Dubois Co. pleads with public

Dubois Co. health officials plea to public to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines

INDIANA (WFIE) - The Indiana State Department of Health reports Friday 2,328 new coronavirus cases and 22 new deaths.

This brings the total in the Hoosier State to 143,495 confirmed cases and 3,654 COVID-19 related deaths.

The state map shows one new death in Warrick County and another death in Perry County.

According to the state map, there are 58 new coronavirus cases in Vanderburgh County, 37 new cases in Dubois County, 24 new cases in Gibson County, 16 new cases in Warrick County, nine new cases in Pike County, eight new cases in Posey County, six new cases in Perry County, and three new cases in Spencer County.

Dubois County Health officials are urging the public to help stop the spread of COVID-19 after changing to orange on the state map.

“Due to the number of positive cases on the rise in our county the State Department of Health has now placed us under code ORANGE, which correlates to “Medium to High Community Spread”. This is a huge concern to us and should be to all Dubois County citizens. While some of the reasons for this increase can be attributed to moving to Stage 5, this is not believed to be the full explanation. The health department continues to get complaints and concerns from our local citizens that people are not wearing masks or not wearing them properly and are not practicing physical distancing. The State of Indiana is still under a mask mandate Executive Order 20-37. Please remember masks are worn to protect those around you by minimizing your droplet spread. Wear a mask and urge your friends and family to do same.”

[You can see more statistics and testing site locations on the Indiana coronavirus website]

Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.

  • Vanderburgh Co. - 5,225 cases, 48 deaths
  • Dubois Co. - 1,302 cases, 22 deaths
  • Warrick Co. - 1,790 cases, 60 deaths
  • Perry Co. - 269 cases, 14 deaths
  • Posey Co. - 631 cases, 3 deaths
  • Gibson Co. - 794 cases, 9 deaths
  • Spencer Co. - 348 cases, 6 deaths
  • Pike Co. - 303 cases, 9 deaths

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