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Several Local Indiana Counties to Enter 2021 in COVID-19 Red Zone

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday in addition to new COVID-19 numbers released new County Metrics data that showed Posey, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, and Spencer counties in the COVID-19 Red Zone - tightening restrictions on gatherings as defined by Gov. Holcomb's Executive Order 20-50.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020 11:50 AM
Updated: Dec 31, 2020 11:25 AM

The Indiana State Department of Health is sharing new COVID-19 data for Wednesday, Dec. 30.

In addition to an update to its newly-confirmed COVID-19 case counts, ISDH has updated its COVID-19 County Metrics Map.

The County Metrics Map, which is updated each Wednesday and classifies each county in the state as Blue, Yellow, Orange, or Red, now shows Posey, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, and Spencer counties in the Red.

Red, indicating the highest level of COVID-19 transmission, calls for tighter restrictions on gatherings and events as outlined by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's Executive Order 20-50.

Social gatherings/events in Indiana counties classified as Red are capped at 25 people, with local health departments unable to grant exceptions to the rule.

As of now, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Knox, Daviess, and Perry counties remain in the Orange, with gatherings in those counties capped at 50 individuals.

With Gov. Holcomb's Wednesday announcement of the three-week extension of his Executive Order on gatherings, those limitations will now be in place until at least Jan. 24, though non-emergent procedures at hospitals statewide will be able to resume as of Jan. 4.

The state health department's next update to its County Metrics Map is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Indiana COVID-19 Numbers Update:

ISDH said Wednesday that another 4,819 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been identified within Indiana residents statewide. That means 505,017 total Hoosiers are now confirmed by ISDH to have tested positive for the virus to date.

Additionally, 109 new COVID-19 deaths were reported in the state on Wednesday. So far, 7,812 total Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 to date.

Local COVID-19 Increases:

To see more details on the state's COVID-19 County Metrics Map or COVID-19 statistics for Indiana, you can visit ISDH at coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm.


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