COVID-19 in Indiana: 4 area counties in red category as local death toll continues to climb

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) — The Indiana Department of Health Wednesday reported 5,853 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 398,417.

A total of 6,207 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 98 from the previous day. Several new deaths were reported in local counties including Vermillion (3), Daviess (2), Sullivan (2), Vigo (2) and Martin (1).

Another 299 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.   

Daviess, Parke, Sullivan and Vermillion counties are currently listed in the red COVID-19 risk category, according to the most recent data provided by the ISDH. The color-coded county map is based on weekly cases per 100,000 residents and the seven-day positivity rate for all tests completed.         

To date, 2,352,854 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,338,308 on Tuesday. A total of 4,706,966 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

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

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