On Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health updated its COVID-19 County Metrics Map, which showed Knox and Daviess counties in the Yellow Advisory Level.
Under Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's latest executive order on event and gathering sizes, Yellow counties may have gatherings and events with a number of attendees equal to 50% of a facility's capacity.
As of Wednesday's update from ISDH, Gibson County was the only county to remain in the Red - meaning events and gatherings there may occur at 25% of a facility's capacity.
All other southwest counties in the area, including Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Pike, and Dubois counties, remain in the Orange, which holds the same restrictions as Red counties, allowing gatherings and events at 25% of a facility's capacity.
Indiana COVID-19 Numbers Update
The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that 1,452 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been identified statewide. 643,305 total Indiana residents are now confirmed by ISDH to have tested positive for COVID-19 to date.
Statewide, 52 new COVID-19 deaths were also reported Wednesday. That brought the total number of Hoosiers now known to have died from COVID-19 to 11,578 to date.
Local COVID-19 increases reported Wednesday:
- Vanderburgh County: 71 new cases, 4 new deaths
- Warrick County: 31 new cases
- Gibson County: 9 new cases, 1 new death
- Knox County: 7 new cases
- Posey County: 10 new cases
- Pike County: 1 new case, 1 new death
- Dubois County:13 new cases, 1 new death
- Daviess County: 0 new cases
- Spencer County: 9 new cases
- Perry County: 1 new case
Gov. Holcomb is expected to provide updates on the state's fight against COVID-19 at 1:30 p.m. CT. Updates from Holcomb will be available on our website, wevv.com.
For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana, you can visit the ISDH dashboard.