Most area counties back in orange on Ind. COVID-19 metrics map
INDIANA (WFIE) - On Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 3,481 new COVID-19 cases and 41 new deaths.
The pandemic total in the state is now 1,061,791 cases and 16,618 deaths.
The map shows 59 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 36 new cases in Warrick County, 12 new cases in Perry County, 10 new cases in Dubois County, six new cases in Posey and Pike Counties, five new cases in Gibson County, and four new cases in Spencer County.
It shows Vanderburgh, Warrick, Dubois, Perry, Posey, and Gibson Counties are all back in the orange on the metrics map.
Only Spencer and Pike Counties are in yellow, but even those two scores went up from a 1.0 to a 1.5.
Vanderburgh County Health Department Administrator Joe Gries says there is not a specific reason why the cases are going up, other than the fact that the coronavirus is still very present in Indiana communities.
He says people should remember the basics when it comes to protecting themselves against the coronavirus.
That includes steps like social distancing, getting vaccinated and wearing a mask.
“Our advice there is not going to change, no matter what color we are,” says Gries. “There is a way to protect yourself. That mask does help. We saw that last year in the flu season. We had very low flu numbers. The masks really helped there.”
Any Hoosier five and older can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at https://ourshot.in.gov.
Those without a computer or cell phone can call 211.
Gries says there is still time for people to be fully vaccinated against the virus before Christmas Day.
”Get that first dose,” says Gries, “and then you can be fully vaccinated before the holidays.”
Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.
- Vanderburgh Co. - 33,348 cases, 493 deaths
- Dubois Co. - 8,549 cases, 135 deaths
- Warrick Co. - 11,675 cases, 189 deaths
- Perry Co. - 2,738 cases, 52 deaths
- Posey Co. - 3,911 cases, 44 deaths
- Gibson Co. - 6,829 cases, 116 deaths
- Spencer Co. - 3,486 cases, 46 deaths
- Pike Co. - 2,361 cases, 44 deaths
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