COVID-19 in Indiana: More local counties move into blue advisory level; Vermillion returns to yellow

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

INDIANAPOLIS — More area counties moved to the blue COVID-19 advisory level Wednesday while Vermillion returned to yellow, according to the latest information from the Indiana State Department of Health.

Greene, Martin and Knox were all placed in the blue advisory level, which requires the least amount of COVID-19 restrictions under Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana plan. Sullivan and Daviess remained in blue for another week.

Under the blue advisory level, both indoor and outdoor social gatherings are limited to 250 people. Any gathering with more than 250 people must be approved by the local health department. All general requirements such as mask-wearing and social distancing remain in effect.

Vigo and Clay counties remained yellow.

The ISDH on Wednesday also reported 786 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the state total to 663,511.

A total of 12,200 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of nine from the previous day. Another 433 probable deaths were reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

To date, 3,127,593 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,123,029 on Tuesday. A total of 8,093,057 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26, 2020.

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

Hoosiers age 50 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

To schedule, visit https://ourshot.in.gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

As of Wednesday, 1,031,266 first doses of vaccine have been administered in Indiana, and 608,638 individuals are fully vaccinated. Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available

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