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Spencer and Perry Counties in Indiana's COVID-19 Red Zone

Both Spencer County and Perry County were in Indiana's COVID-19 Red Zone on Wednesday's updated County Metrics Map, qualifying them for tighter restrictions laid out by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's latest Executive Order.

Posted: Nov 18, 2020 11:28 AM
Updated: Nov 18, 2020 12:54 PM

Alongside a slew of new positive COVID-19 cases and deaths throughout Indiana on Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) updated its COVID-19 County Metrics Map - the Indiana county rating system used by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's new Executive Order to determine the severity of restrictions imposed on each county.

Wednesday's updated County Metrics Map shows 21 of Indiana's 92 counties now in the state's COVID-19 Red Zone - two of those counties being southwest Indiana's Spencer County and Perry County.

Under Gov. Holcomb's latest COVID-19 Executive Order, social gatherings in Indiana counties classified as Red are limited to 25 people or less, with special, seasonal, or commercial events also asked to abide by the same requirement.

Face coverings are also required at all times, and businesses must clearly display signs notifying the public of that requirement.

New COVID-19 Numbers

In addition to its updated County Metrics Map, which is updated with new data each week on Wednesdays, ISDH also reported 6,143 new positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the state on Wednesday. So far, 268,222 total Indiana residents have now tested positive for COVID-19.

Another 60 new COVID-19 deaths were also reported throughout the state Wednesday - meaning 4,830 total Indiana residents have now died from COVID-19, according to ISDH.

More information on COVID-19 in Indiana from ISDH can be found at coronavirus.in.gov.


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