Indiana reports record 6.6K new COVID cases; 9 new local deaths

Dubois Co. implements new COVID restrictions

Indiana reports record 6.6K new COVID cases; 9 new local deaths
Indiana COVID-19 (Source: WFIE)

INDIANA (WFIE) - The Indiana State Department of Health reports 6,654 new coronavirus cases and 51 new COVID-19 related deaths Thursday.

This brings the total in the state to 230,965 confirmed cases along with 4,563 total COVID-19 related deaths.

The state map shows 3 new deaths in Gibson and Vanderburgh Counties, two new deaths in Posey County, and one new death in Warrick County.

It shows 96 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 33 new cases in Warrick County, 34 new cases in Dubois County, eight new cases in Perry County, 17 new cases in Posey County, 32 new cases in Gibson County, 15 new cases in Spencer County, and five new cases in Pike County.

The Vanderburgh County Board of Health voted Thursday evening to not allow social gatherings larger than 50 people.

[RELATED: Vanderburgh Co. Board of Health votes to not allow social gatherings larger than 50 people]

This decision comes after Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement on Wednesday about a new executive order, which is scheduled to take effect on Nov. 15.

Vanderburgh Co. Board of Health votes to not allow social gatherings larger than 50 people

Dubois County issued its own list of new restrictions that has some differences from the Governor’s list for Indiana.

This list is as follows:

  • Social gatherings of any kind, inside or outside, are limited to 50 people. At this time the Dubois County Health Department will not be granting approval for any gatherings over 50 people.
  • Attendance at winter indoor K-12 extracurricular and co-curricular activities, including IHSAA sports, is limited to participants, support personnel and parents/guardians only.
  • Community recreational sports leagues and tournaments may continue with participants, required personnel and parents/guardians only.
  • Capacity in common areas and break rooms should be reduced.
  • Senior care activities are suspended.
  • Hospitals, long-term care facilities and other congregate settings should impose visitation limits, if not already in place.
  • Businesses must post signs at public and employee entrances stating that face coverings are required, and only people wearing face coverings be allowed inside. Please avoid altercations. If customers become unruly notify the local police.
  • All customers (other than household contacts) in restaurants, bars and nightclubs must be spaced 6 feet apart and sitting while being served.
  • The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Alcohol & Tobacco Commission will join local governments to check businesses for occupancy, physical distancing and face covering requirements.
  • The Dubois County Health Department urges that anyone who observes non-compliance by a business to notify our department. We will contact the business to encourage their compliance. If unsuccessful we will notify the Indiana Department of Homeland Security or the Alcohol & Tobacco Commission.

Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.

  • Vanderburgh Co. - 7,787 cases, 95 deaths
  • Dubois Co. - 1,973 cases, 29 deaths
  • Warrick Co. - 2,608 cases, 68 deaths
  • Perry Co. - 678 cases, 19 deaths
  • Posey Co. - 993 cases, 13 deaths
  • Gibson Co. - 1,298 cases, 17 deaths
  • Spencer Co. - 617 cases, 7 deaths
  • Pike Co. - 438 cases, 18 deaths

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