Health Officials Weigh In On Recent COVID-19 Cases

One week into the new month and COVID-19 cases are rising at a rapid rate.

Posted: Dec 7, 2020 6:22 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2020 3:46 PM

One week into the new month and COVID-19 cases are rising at a rapid rate.

In the Hooiser State, more than 5,000 new positive cases reported Monday.

Meanwhile in Vanderburgh County, there are 179 new reported cases along with one death.

Across all our Indiana Tri-State communities, health officials reporting more than 400 new positive COVID-19 cases Monday along with 6 total deaths.

Health officials say they are still receiving complaints about local businesses not following state guidelines, but the health department is working with two state agencies--the State Fire Marshals Office and Department of Homeland Security when it comes to addressing business owners.

"We're not doing anything undercover," says Joe Gries, Vanderburgh County Health Department. "If we do get complaints or if we do hear of things that maybe people aren't following the rules, we go out, we're talking to the owners, talking to management, working with them, making sure they understand what the guidelines are in the governors order, working with them to see if they need any resources."

Officials say there is still plenty of testing happening with anywhere between 1500 to 2400 tests a day.

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We headed out to cloudy skies and some damp conditions this morning across the Tri-State. We've been tracking scattered showers for the first part of the day. While it’s been mostly cloudy, there will be some sunshine as soon as we get the rain out of the area. Temperatures are still expected to reach unseasonably warm values this afternoon. With some sunshine and winds out of the southwest highs should have no problem reaching the upper 50s and lower 60s. Clouds will clear out, but the southerly wind flow will keep overnight lows in the low to mid 40s. Tomorrow morning won't be all that bad considering it will be December 2nd.
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