COVID-19 in Indiana: Sullivan County now in red risk category

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INDIANAPOLIS — Sullivan County is now in the red COVID-19 risk category, according to the latest data provided by the Indiana Department of Health.

The color-coded county metrics–updated every Wednesday on the state’s dashboard–also show Clay County still in the red. All other area counties are in the second-highest orange category. No Indiana counties are in the blue category, which indicates the lowest risk. Putnam County is listed as yellow.

Gov. Eric Holcomb last week announced targeted restrictions based on county metrics. Social gatherings in red counties are limited to 25 people or less.

The ISDH also reported 6,143 new cases COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the state total to 268,222. Vigo County surpassed 5,000 cases with 95 new cases reported Wednesday.

Vigo County health officials reported its largest weekly total to date last week with 1,165 cases.

A total of 4,830 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 60 from the previous day. One new death each was reported in Knox and Greene counties.

Another 254 probable deaths have been reported statewide based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.           

To date, 1,989,456 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,969,088 on Tuesday. A total of 3,668,049 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

The state Department of Health will offer a free drive-thru clinic through Saturday at the Clay County Testing, 911 Bonnie Geyne Miller Drive in Brazil.

To find other testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link

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