704 new COVID-19 cases reported in Vanderburgh County, setting record for 3rd straight day
INDIANA (WFIE) - On Friday, the Indiana Department of Health reported 15,926 new COVID-19 cases and 97 new deaths.
The pandemic total in the state is 1,425,877 cases and 19,491 deaths.
The state map shows two new deaths in Vanderburgh County, as well as one death in Warrick County.
It shows 704 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 236 new cases in Warrick County, 148 new cases in Dubois County, 141 new cases in Gibson County, 94 new cases in Posey County, 45 new cases in Perry County, 44 new cases in Spencer County and 29 new cases in Pike County.
Friday’s numbers in Vanderburgh County are the highest single-day total of new COVID-19 cases, breaking the pandemic record for the third day in a row.
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines for masking Friday.
CDC officials state that people should wear the most protective mask they can find that fits well and they will wear consistently.
They provided a breakdown of which masks are most effective on cdc.gov.
The Biden administration also imposed a new rule that private insurers must cover the cost of at-home COVID tests, starting on Saturday.
They will also begin accepting orders for tests from the government on Wednesday.
Information for how people who are uninsured can get a free test can be found on hhs.gov.
Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana:
- Vanderburgh Co. - 44,322 cases, 523 deaths
- Dubois Co. - 10,523 cases, 151 deaths
- Warrick Co. - 15,465 cases, 211 deaths
- Perry Co. - 3,567 cases, 55 deaths
- Posey Co. - 5,111 cases, 46 deaths
- Gibson Co. - 8,844 cases, 125 deaths
- Spencer Co. - 4,314 cases, 56 deaths
- Pike Co. - 3,020 cases, 45 deaths
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