COVID-19 Metrics Continue to Improve in Most Local Indiana Counties

Wednesday's update to the Indiana State Department of Health's COVID-19 County Metrics Map is showing continued improvements in most local counties.

Posted: Feb 3, 2021 11:35 AM
Updated: Feb 3, 2021 11:45 AM

The Indiana State Department said Wednesday that multiple counties had received a score of Yellow on the County Metrics Map, with only four Hoosier counties receiving a score of Red.

With so many counties receiving better/maintaining the same score since the state health department's last update to the County Metrics Map on Jan. 27, the state appears to be on the right path in its fight against COVID-19.

As seen below, Knox, Daviess, and Dubois counties received Weekly Scores of Yellow, with most other local counties receiving a weekly score of Orange - apart from Gibson County, which maintained its Red score.

Although Wednesday's County Metrics Map update shows steady progress in most areas of the state, that doesn't reflect the current restrictions in each county.

Restrictions in each Indiana county are based on the county's current Advisory Level. For a county's Advisory Level to change, it must maintain a Weekly Score for two consecutive weeks.

As of Feb. 3, Gibson and Spencer counties remained in Red Advisory Levels, with all other local counties in Orange Advisory Levels, as seen in the comparison below.

Under Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's latest Executive Order, counties in Red and Orange advisory levels may have events and gatherings at 25% of a facility's capacity. Counties in Yellow Advisory Levels move up to 50%, and finally, counties in Blue Advisory Levels may have gatherings at 100% of a facility's capacity.

Indiana's Updated COVID-19 Numbers
The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting the lowest number of new positive COVID-19 cases statewide since early October.

On Wednesday, ISDH said that 1,480 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been identified statewide. That brought the total number of Indiana residents known to have contracted COVID-19 to date to 631,331 total.

With 36 new COVID-19 deaths also reported statewide Wednesday, ISDH says 9,713 total Indiana residents have now died from the virus.

Three new COVID-19 deaths were reported locally Wednesday, in Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Spencer counties, in addition to dozens of new positive COVID-19 cases.

Here's a breakdown of Wednesday's local increases:

  • Vanderburgh County: 67 new cases, 1 new death
  • Warrick County: 24 new cases, 1 new death
  • Dubois County: 15 new cases
  • Knox County: 5 new cases
  • Gibson County: 13 new cases
  • Daviess County: 0 new cases
  • Spencer County: 14 new cases, 1 new death
  • Posey County: 12 new cases
  • Perry County: 3 new cases
  • Pike County: 2 new cases

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