Knox County entered into Indiana's COVID-19 Red Zone on Wednesday, meaning all counties in the 44News viewing area are now classified as Red, besides Perry County, which remained in the Orange.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's latest Executive Order on gathering sizes and restrictions, which was recently extended until at least Jan. 24 at 11:59 p.m., increases restrictions based on each county's current color.
Indiana counties in the state's Red Zone have a limit of 25 people allowed at gatherings and events, with local health departments unable to grant exceptions to the rule.
With a new, more contagious strain of COVID-19 recently identified in Indiana, Hoosier health officials are urging residents of the state now more than ever to receive the vaccine. All Hoosiers age 70 and above can now register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Indiana's Latest COVID-19 Numbers
Statewide, 3,686 new positive cases of the virus were reported by the Indiana State Department of Health. According to ISDH, 574,119 total Indiana residents have now tested positive for COVID-19 to date.
ISDH also reported 59 new COVID-19 deaths statewide on Wednesday. That brought the number of Hoosiers now known to have died from COVID-19 to 8,790 total.
Local COVID-19 Increases:
- Vanderburgh County: 173 new cases, 18,033 total, 1 new death (210 total)
- Warrick County: 56 new cases, 6165 total
- Posey County: 28 new cases (2,238 total)
- Gibson County: 40 new cases (3,454), 1 new death (56 total)
- Pike County: 16 new cases (1,086 total)
- Warrick County: 56 new cases (6,165 total)
- Daviess County: 8 new cases (2,528 total)
- Dubois County: 52 new cases (5,286 total)
- Spencer County: 13 new cases (1,757 total)
For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana from ISDH visit coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm.