Posey County Enters Purple Zone on Indiana’s COVID-19 Map
Wednesday’s Indiana Department of Health update on its COVID-19 County Metrics Map now showed Posey County to be a Red Advisory Level, indicating a high rate of COVID-19 spread.
The color-coded system is based on two metrics: the number of weekly COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in a county and the seven-day positive rate of all tests performed in the county.
Indiana’s latest COVID-19 County Metrics Map was released on Wednesday
Posey County had the highest two-metric score of “three” with 279 weekly cases per 100,000 population and a seven-day positive rate of 15.25%.
Posey County will now remain in the red counseling tier until at least August 18, as a county entering the counseling tier must have lower COVID-19 numbers for two weeks in order to improve to a lower tier.
The Posey County’s Department of Health says the new red counseling level means no rule changes regarding gatherings or events and that the only purpose of the information is to inform the public of the current spread of COVID-19 in the area.
COVID-19 numbers update
The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that it has identified 1,774 new positive cases of COVID-19 across the state.
That brought the total number of people who are now known to test positive for COVID-19 to 777,417, according to the ISDH.
With 14 new deaths reported across the state on Wednesday, ISDH said a total of 13,610 people have now died from the virus.
Local COVID-19 increases Wednesday:
- Vanderburgh County: 81 new cases
- Warrick County: 41 new cases
- Gibson County: 21 new cases
- Dubois county: 19 new cases
- Perry County: 18 new cases
- Posey County: 14 new cases
- Knox County: 11 new cases
- Spencer County: 10 New Cases
- Daviess County: 9 new cases, 1 new death
- Pike County: 0 new cases
For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana, see the ISDH dashboard.