COVID-19 Rocks Pike County Community

Just over 15% of Pike Counties total population has gotten tested for COVID-19.

Posted: Oct 6, 2020 9:54 PM
Updated: Oct 6, 2020 9:56 PM

"Everything has been taken away, we cant have birthdays, we couldn't have easter, we cant have anything like that" says Pike County resident Dana Fidler.

With just over 12,000 people in Pike County, the Coronavirus has taken a toll on the community. 244 total cases have swept through the small community, so far.

"The kids are going back to school. I worry about my grandson in school, you know" Fidler goes on to say "The front-line workers you have to give credit to them".

The Pike County Health Department says their large increase is connected to a long-term care facility in the county. 

27 employees and 36 residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

"My parents are older too, but they're not in a nursing home, I worry about them everyday, but yeah I am scared of it (COVID-19)"

According to the Indiana Department of Health says just over 15% of Pikes County's population has taken a COVID-19 test.

"If you wear your mask, wash your hands and do as you're told, I think everything will be ok"

Evansville
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Owensboro
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Princeton
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Madisonville
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Jasper
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The bitterly cold start to our Wednesday will inevitably lead to a cooler-than-average afternoon across the Tri-State. We're currently expecting an afternoon high of 26° in Evansville on Wednesday afternoon (that’s 17° below average for this time of the year). Temperatures will once again dive back down towards the teens for many of us overnight and into early Thursday. As for right now Thursday morning looks as though will be slightly warmer, but only just - believes model data indicates that we will see a morning low temperature of 14° under partly cloudy skies in Evansville tomorrow morning.
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