Posey and Dubois Counties Improve to Indiana's Blue COVID Advisory Level

Wednesday's update to Indiana's COVID-19 County Metrics Map shows both Posey and Dubois counties now in the Blue Advisory Level, allowing events and gatherings to occur at 100% capacity.

Posted: Mar 17, 2021 11:50 AM

On Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health provided an update to its COVID-19 County Metrics Map.

Wednesday's update to the map shows Posey County and Dubois County now in the Blue COVID-19 Advisory Level, allowing events and gatherings to occur at 100% capacity.

One week earlier on Wednesday, March 10, ISDH said that Vanderburgh County had entered into the Blue Advisory Level, with Pike, Daviess, Knox, and Perry counties already there.

With Posey and Dubois counties entering into the Blue Advisory Level on March 17, the only counties in the 44News viewing area that remain in the Yellow Advisory Level are Gibson, Warrick, and Spencer counties.

While Blue counties can hold events and gatherings at 100% capacity, Yellow counties may hold gatherings and events at 50% capacity, with gatherings in Orange and Red counties restricted to 25% capacity.

Here are the Advisory Levels for March 10 compared to the updated Advisory Levels for March 17:

Indiana's Updated COVID-19 Numbers:

On Wednesday, ISDH said 919 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been identified throughout the Hoosier State. That brought the total number of Indiana residents known to have tested positive for COVID-19 to date to 674,430.

With 16 new COVID-19 deaths also identified on Wednesday, ISDH said 12,482 total Hoosier lives had been lost to the virus so far.

Locally, no new COVID-19 deaths were reported by ISDH on Wednesday, though a number of new positive cases of the virus were.

Here are Wednesday's local increases:

  • Vanderburgh County: 18 new cases
  • Gibson County: 19 new cases
  • Warrick County: 7 new cases
  • Posey County: 6 new cases
  • Spencer County: 5 new cases
  • Spencer County: 5 new cases
  • Perry County: 1 new case
  • Knox County: 1 new case
  • Pike County: 0 new cases
  • Dubois County: 0 new cases
  • Daviess County: 0 new cases

For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana, visit the ISDH Dashboard.

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