SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts

Posey County Reports First COVID-19 Death

A Posey County resident has died from COVID-19, marking the first novel coronavirus death within the county, the local health department announced on Wednesday.

Posted: Sep 9, 2020 2:32 PM
Updated: Sep 9, 2020 2:37 PM

The Posey County Health Department said on Wednesday, Sept. 9, that a resident of the county had died from COVID-19.

According to PCHD, the county's first death wasn't listed in the Indiana State Department of Health's statewide Wednesday update and may take a few days to appear on the state health department's COVID-19 dashboard.

Six more Posey County residents on Wednesday were also confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19, which brought the county's total number of identified cases to date to 242.

PCHD said that the six individuals who on Wednesday were confirmed to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus were placed on strict home isolation and that anyone identified as a close-contact to the new positive cases would also be placed on a 14 day home quarantine.

Evansville
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 27°
Owensboro
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 29°
Princeton
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 26°
Madisonville
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 31°
Jasper
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 26°
Conditions are dry, but chilly. Winds have strengthened out of the north making it feel bitterly cold. As we head into the overnight hours temperatures will fall into the mid 20s. As winds stay gusty out of the north it will make it feel more like the teens Sunday morning under clear skies. The majority of the Tri-State will remain dry come Sunday afternoon. There is a slim chance that some of our communities across the far southern reaches of the Tri-State could see some light snowfall early in the afternoon, but it's looking like it will stay south and east of the Tri-State. We'll climb to a high temperature of 38° with sunny and breezy conditions. Gusts out of the north could reach 25-30 MPH.
WEVV 4K Doppler Radar
WEVV 7-Day Forecast
WEVV Watches & Warnings

Latest Video

Image

Local Hospitals Limiting Patient Visitations

Image

Cold & Breezy Weekend

Image

Red Cross Blood Shortage

Image

QUAD CITY THUNDERBOLTS

Image

MEMORIAL MATER DEI BOYS

Image

SPRINGFIELD SE BOSSE BOYS

Image

EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN CENTRAL BOYS

Image

CHRISTIAN COUNTY HARRISON BOYS

Image

2A State Tournament Brings Winter Business Boom in Owensboro

Image

Omicron Surge Creating Long Covid-19 Test Times Throughout Tri-State

Community Events