INDIANAPOLIS — Vermillion, Sullivan and Daviess counties have moved into the state’s blue advisory level, according to the latest data provided by the Indiana Department of Health.
The blue advisory level is the lowest advisory level under Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Back On Track Indiana Plan.
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.
Greene, Knox, Martin, Parke and Vigo counties have all shown blue-level metrics for the past week; however, they are all still listed in the yellow advisory level. Counties that maintain blue-level metrics for two consecutive weeks will be moved into the lower advisory level.
The ISDH Wednesday also reported 1,019 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the state total to 658,043.
A total of 12,039 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 14 from the previous day. One new death was reported in Sullivan County for a total of 39 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Another 428 probable deaths were reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.
To date, 3,093,689 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,088,729 on Tuesday. A total of 7,856,992 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 60 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 today, 920,930 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 482,564 are fully vaccinated.
The Indiana Department of Health will host a vaccine clinics for eligible Hoosiers from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday this week at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Bloomfield.
Individuals must register in advance at https://ourshot.in.gov. No walk-ups will be allowed, and the clinics are open only to Indiana residents. Proof of eligibility will be required at the clinic.