Indiana Feels COVID-19 Impact as Seniors Brace For The Unknown

More than 1,450 cases of COVID-19 rock Indiana, the most cases ever.

Posted: Oct 8, 2020 10:41 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2020 10:47 PM

"I do not eat in the restaurants yet, I take Sunday mass, streaming online in my house" says 87-year-old Virgil Mayer the Evansville resident went on to say "It makes me feel very vulnerable, I am very careful with what I do, I do not get out and mix with the crowds".

Health officials reporting 82 new cases of the Coronavirus in Vanderburgh County, along with two new deaths.

Thursday marking one of the highest daily numbers reported since March.

“I am a World War II Vet" says 95-year-old Eddie Schmidt, he says he has a bigger concern "my worry isn't about my self nor my wife, but my great grandchildren and my kids" adds the grandfather.

Aside from a large number of cases in Vanderburgh County smaller rural communities like Pike County have fallen in to "Red" stage.
With more deaths reported in Petersberg.

“I think it is time for everyone in the united states the greatest country in the world to seek common sense" said the 95-year-old Schmidt.

Local health officials are still stressing the message to practice social distancing, wear your mask and use proper hygiene habits especially in a public setting.

"Now it is time to think about the United States and our future, I love our country" says Schmidt.

"I just don't feel comfortable going out mixing with the people" adds Mayer.

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