On Thursday, state health officials in Indiana said 1,109 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been identified in Hoosiers.
That brought the number of Indiana residents now known to have tested positive for COVID-19 to date to 659,127 total, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.
26 new COVID-19 deaths were also confirmed by ISDH statewide on Thursday. So far, 12,065 total Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Updated statewide numbers reported by ISDH Thursday
While 26 new COVID-19 deaths were reported statewide Thursday, no new COVID-19 deaths were reported locally. Be that as it may, the state health department said 78 new positive cases of the virus had been identified in Indiana's southwest region.
Local COVID-19 Case Increases Reported by ISDH Thursday:
- Vanderburgh County: 26 new cases
- Warrick County: 9 new cases
- Spencer County: 5 new cases
- Posey County: 1 new case
- Pike County: 2 new cases
- Perry County: 4 new cases
- Gibson County: 7 new cases
- Knox County: 13 new cases
- Daviess County: 2 new cases
- Dubois County: 9 new cases
With reportedly-low daily increases of new positive COVID-19 cases locally, many local counties are being scored as "Blue," indicating the lowest rate of COVID-19 spread.
While most local counties remain in the "Yellow" Advisory Level, allowing gatherings and events to occur at 50% capacity, Daviess County was able to enter into the Blue Advisory Level on Wednesday, allowing gatherings and events to occur at 100%.
Although the state has been making steady progress for weeks, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb says we can't let our guards down yet - which is why the governor says he's extending his Executive Order on event and gathering sizes for an additional 30 days.