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Ind. reports 9 new area COVID deaths, 134 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 10:59 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2021 at 11:03 AM CDT
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INDIANA (WFIE) - On Wednesday, Indiana health officials reported 2,952 new positive COVID-19 cases and 86 new deaths statewide.

This brings the state’s pandemic total to 889,362 cases and 14,258 deaths.

There were nine new area deaths reported in our counties. There were four in Warrick County, and one new death reported in each Vanderburgh, Gibson, Pike, Dubois and Perry counties.

The map shows 134 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 61 new cases in Warrick County, 23 new cases in Gibson County, 16 new cases in Dubois County, 11 new cases in Pike, Spencer and Posey counties, and one new case in Perry County.

Posey, Gibson, Pike and Warrick counties are currently in the “red” on the state’s metrics map.

Vanderburgh County still sits in the orange, despite reporting 134 new cases Wednesday.

Health Department Administrator Joe Gries says the reason the county is not in the red is because of testing.

The county is currently testing more than 1,000 people every day. He says that keeps the county’s overall positivity rate lower, despite the high number of cases.

However, Greis says there was a little bit of good news in Wednesday’s update.

”If you look at the state’s dashboard, and you look at the 7-day average,” says Gries, “the trend is going down. If you look at their graph, it hit a peak about a week ago and has started to drop some with the number of cases.”

When it comes to vaccinations, Gries says Vanderburgh County is averaging about 250 to 300 a day, but those are both first and second doses.

The health department’s mobile vaccine unit will be out again on Friday, September 10 outside both the Blake Shelton and Lupillo Rivera concerts.

Gries says the unit will be set up outside the Ford Center.

Any Hoosier 12 and older can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at any vaccine clinic 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. - 28,662 cases, 424 deaths
  • Dubois Co. - 7,250 cases, 121 deaths
  • Warrick Co. - 10,053 cases, 172 deaths
  • Perry Co. - 2,352 cases, 47 deaths
  • Posey Co. - 3,421 cases, 38 deaths
  • Gibson Co. - 5,801 cases, 103 deaths
  • Spencer Co. - 3,011 cases, 33 deaths
  • Pike Co. - 1,865 cases, 36 deaths

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