According to the Indiana State Department of Health's COVID-19 County Metrics Map, the Hoosier State is seeing steady progress in the fight against COVID-19.
With ISDH's Wednesday, Jan. 27 update to the County Metrics Map, only 5 of Indiana's 92 counties remained in the Red classification - indicating the highest rate of COVID-19 spread. Two of those counties are Gibson and Spencer counties.
Though Orange-colored counties still indicate the second-highest rate of COVID-19 spread, the state is currently in a better place than it was over the past two weeks, as seen in the graphic below.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's Executive Order on gathering/event sizes in Indiana, which caps Red Zone events at 25 attendees and Orange Zone events at 50, is currently set to last until at least 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30.
Gatherings in Yellow counties may have up to 100 people in attendance, and finally, Blue counties, indicating the lowest rate of COVID-19 spread, may have up to 250 individuals in attendance at gatherings and events.
While many counties received a weekly metrics score of Orange, a county must maintain an improved score for at least two weeks for restrictions to be reduced to that color's level.
This means that until some counties remain Orange for a while longer, Red Zone restrictions still remain in place. Counties where Red Zone restrictions remain in place can be seen below:
Gov. Holcomb is expected to speak Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. CT to provide new developments in relation to the pandemic.
Updated COVID-19 Numbers:
The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that 2,260 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been identified in Indiana. 617,176 total Hoosiers are now confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 to date.
ISDH also said Wednesday that 40 new COVID-19 had been identified throughout the state, which brought the number of Indiana residents now known to have died from the virus to 9,470 total.
Local COVID-19 Increases:
ISDH said 8 of the new COVID-19 deaths reported statewide Wednesday had occurred locally, in addition to over 200 new positive cases of the virus.
Vanderburgh County: 116 new cases, 1 new death
Warrick County: 33 new cases, 3 new deaths
Gibson County: 28 new cases
Knox County: 3 new cases
Pike County: 7 new cases
Posey County: 10 new case
Perry County: 8 new cases, 1 new death
Daviess County: 4 new cases
Dubois County: 12 new cases, 1 new death
Spencer County: 10 new cases, 2 new deaths