The daily amount of Covid-19 cases are going down in Vanderburgh County.
“With ice and snow closing down schools and businesses over the last week,” said Dr. Brad Scheu, an internal medicine specialist at Deaconess. "Less social interaction is happening because people are staying in their home because of the weather."
And with the holidays now over, we’re not seeing that high count from those large family gatherings, where the virus was easily spread.
One of the other big reasons case counts are down? Are from those eligible in the county getting their Covid-19 vaccinations.
Deaconess has administered over 53,000 doses to date, with 22,000 people have gotten both doses required for immunization, meaning there is an increased level of immunity in the community.
"Whether it's people who had Covid-19 before or all now all of the people getting their vaccine,” Scheu said. “So, I think all of those variables along with the social distancing and masking - that I think people have taken on more consistently not- it's working and we're getting through this."
And of course, while those daily numbers are going down, doctors say that does not mean we should let our guard down.
So continue to mask up, socially distance and wash your hands.