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Ind. reports 59 new COVID cases in Vanderburgh Co.

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 12:37 PM CDT
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INDIANA (WFIE) - On Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 731 new coronavirus cases and seven new deaths.

Indiana’s pandemic total is now 762,837 confirmed cases and 13,536 deaths.

The map shows 59 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 22 new cases in Warrick County, 19 new cases in Gibson County, five new cases in Posey, four new cases in Spencer County, one new case in Pike County, and zero new cases in Dubois and Perry Counties.

The only area county in blue on the state’s metric score map is Dubois County. Most other counties are in yellow. Gibson is now in orange, with a 19.8% positivity rate.

Joe Gries is the administrator at the Vanderburgh County Health Department.

He described Wednesday’s update as “very concerning.”

“The virus is here in our community,” says Gries. “It is spreading.”

Gries says the ISDH is still looking into contact tracing for the 59 new cases in Vanderburgh County. He says it’s not yet clear if these cases are related to a certain event or the Delta variant.

“Right now, it is recommended that if you are unvaccinated,” says Gries, “you should be wearing a mask when you are out in public. Social distance as much as possible. If you are sick, if you feel bad, don’t go to work. Don’t go out. Stay home. Get tested.”

As 14 News previously reported, Hoosiers ages 12 and older can get vaccinated against COVID-19. Walk-up clinics are available in most areas.

In an effort to help local families, the Vanderburgh County Health Department is hosting a back-to-school vaccination blitz on Saturday, July 24.

This will be an opportunity for families to not only get a COVID-19 vaccine, but also any required or recommended vaccines for the start of school.

The clinic is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vanderburgh County Health Department.

Interested families can call the Health Department at 812-435-2400 to make an appointment.

You can also schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at https://ourshot.in.gov.

Those without a computer or cell phone can call 211.

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

Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.

  • Vanderburgh Co. - 22,977 cases, 404 deaths
  • Dubois Co. - 6,251 cases, 118 deaths
  • Warrick Co. - 7,983 cases, 157 deaths
  • Perry Co. - 1,887 cases, 39 deaths
  • Posey Co. - 2,792 cases, 35 deaths
  • Gibson Co. - 4,590 cases, 96 deaths
  • Spencer Co. - 2,364 cases, 31 deaths
  • Pike Co. - 1,405 cases, 34 deaths

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