Gov. Holcomb to extend order for county-level coronavirus restrictions

Ind. reports 1 new COVID death in Warrick Co.; several counties now in blue

Gov. Holcomb to extend order for county-level coronavirus restrictions

INDIANA (WFIE) - Governor Holcomb and state health leaders gave a briefing Wednesday.

Gov. Eric Holcomb said he will extend the executive order that imposes county-level restrictions based on COVID-19 numbers.

He mentioned the upcoming NCAA tournament will be bringing several teams to the state, and Hoosiers need to continue using caution.

“We are going to have a lot of action,” says Governor Holcomb, “and we want to make sure we stay moving the ball up-court.”

Indiana will no longer be offering vaccinations people who work in Indiana but may live in another state.

Dr. Weaver said most people who that would apply to have already been vaccinated, and the state wants to focus on Hoosiers.

If that circumstance applies to you, and you have already received your first dose, you will still be able to get your second dose.

Health leaders say if the Johnson & Johnson vaccine gets its approval this week, those vaccines could be here as early as next week.

Hoosiers 60 and older are now eligible for the vaccine.

To schedule and appointment, visit https://ourshot.in.gov and select a location.

Hoosiers who do not have a computer or cell phone or those who need assistance scheduling an appointment can call 211 or contact one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging or AARP.

The Dubois County Health Department is holding another mass vaccination clinic on March 13.

Dubois Co. Health Dept. set to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic on March 13

On Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,019 new coronavirus cases and 14 more deaths.

That brings the total in the state to 658,043 confirmed cases and 12,039 total deaths.

The two score metrics show Gibson, Pike, Dubois, and Perry Counties are now all in blue, meaning case and positivity rates are low.

The advisory level shows nearly all our counties in yellow.

The maps shows one new death in Warrick County.

It shows 33 new cases in Vanderburgh County, eight new cases in Dubois County, 11 new cases in Warrick County, two new cases in Perry County, three new cases in Posey County, nine new case in Gibson County, three new cases in Spencer County, and zero new case in Pike County.

[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. - 21,148 cases, 377 deaths
  • Dubois Co. - 5,876 cases, 111 deaths
  • Warrick Co. - 7,380 cases, 146 deaths
  • Perry Co. - 1,726 cases, 35 deaths
  • Posey Co. - 2,600 cases, 31 deaths
  • Gibson Co. - 4,005 cases, 81 deaths
  • Spencer Co. - 2,161 cases, 30 deaths
  • Pike Co. - 1,272 cases, 32 deaths

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