COVID-19 Cases Continue to Climb in Indiana's Local Red Zone Counties

COVID-19 is continuing to surge throughout the Tri-State area, with a combined total of 700 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in our area Thursday.

Posted: Jan 7, 2021 11:07 AM
Updated: Jan 7, 2021 11:29 AM

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is reporting new COVID-19 data for the Hoosier State, and in southwest Indiana where the majority of counties are now classified as Red, hundreds of new positive cases of the virus have been identified.

Here are Thursday's local increases according to ISDH:

  • Vanderburgh County: 280 new cases (16,989 total)
  • Warrick County: 114 new cases (5,772 total), 2 new deaths (89 total)
  • Gibson County: 48 new cases (3,256 total)
  • Dubois County: 74 new cases (5,022 total), 3 new deaths (65 total)
  • Daviess County:49 new cases (2,425 total), 1 new death (70 total)
  • Pike County: 17 new cases (1,021 total)
  • Perry County: 30 new cases (1,296 total)
  • Posey County: 39 new cases (2,101 total)
  • Spencer County: 34 new cases (1,648 total)
  • Knox County: 15 new cases (3,045 total)

Combined, 700 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported throughout those 10 counties.

Warrick County's Thursday report of 114 new positive COVID-19 cases comes as a record-breaking day for the county, breaking its previous one-day record of107 new positive cases.

Though Vanderburgh County has seen higher, Thursday's report comes as the second-highest one-day increase there so far. 

Currently, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, Posey, Pike, Dubois, and Spencer counties are classified as Red on the state's COVID-19 County Metrics Map, meaning increased restrictions on events and gatherings as laid out by the Executive Order issued by Gov. Holcomb.

Statewide COVID-19 Update:

7,344 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Indiana on Thursday. 546,499 total Indiana residents are now confirmed to have tested positive for the virus.

There were also 81 new COVID-19 deaths reported throughout the state Thursday, meaning now, 8,452 total Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, according to ISDH.

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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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