IN COVID-19: December 28, 2021

COVID-19

The Indiana Department of Health reported 5,815 new cases of COVID-19 and 170 new deaths on Tuesday for the state. To date, there have been a total of 1,227,005 cases of COVID-19, and a total of 18,280 deaths reported in the state, with 650 additional deaths ruled as probably associated with COVID-19. Only 54.5% of Indiana’s population, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated. 

Dubois County saw 44 new cases. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 7.7% amongst all test, and 20.5% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 9,324 cases for the county, and 148 Dubois County residents have died from the virus. Only 58.9% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Spencer County saw 14 new cases and 2 new deaths. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 10.7% amongst all test, and 27.5% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 3,913 cases for the county, and 54 Spencer County residents have died from the virus. Only 51.3% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Warrick County saw 47 new cases and 1 new death. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 11.6% amongst all test, and 18.3% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 13,213 cases for the county, and 204 Warrick County residents have died from the virus. Only 63.5% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Vanderburgh County saw 137 new cases and 2 new deaths. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 10.8% amongst all test, and 21.8% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 37,273 cases for the county, and 509 Vanderburgh County residents have died from the virus. Only 57.6% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Gibson County saw 16 new cases. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 13% amongst all test, and 22.9% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 7,700 cases for the county, and 121 Gibson County residents have died from the virus. Only 49.8% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Knox County saw 68 new cases and 1 new death. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 13.5% amongst all test, and 34.9% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 7,600 cases for the county, and 119 Knox County residents have died from the virus. Only 49.4% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Pike County saw 2 new cases. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 15.7% amongst all test, and 27.8% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 2,749 cases for the county, and 45 Pike County residents have died from the virus. Only 43.2% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Daviess County saw 17 new cases. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 9.5% amongst all test, and 21.8% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 5,451 cases for the county, and 123 Daviess County residents have died from the virus. Only 35.9% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Martin County saw 4 new cases. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 9.8% amongst all test, and 19.8% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 1,612 cases for the county, and 20 Martin County residents have died from the virus. Only 42.8% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Lawrence County saw 24 new cases. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 12.7% amongst all test, and 33.7% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 8,762 cases for the county, and 202 Lawrence County residents have died from the virus. Only 49.8% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Orange County saw 6 new cases. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 14.6% amongst all test, and 23% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 3,627 cases for the county, and 76 Orange County residents have died from the virus. Only 49.2% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Crawford County saw 6 new cases. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 12.1% amongst all test, and 31.4% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 1,826 cases for the county, and 30 Crawford County residents have died from the virus. Only 46.8% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Harrison County saw 29 new cases and 1 new death. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 13.4% amongst all test, and 24% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 7,572 cases for the county, and 108 Harrison County residents have died from the virus. Only 49.9% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Perry County saw 23 new cases. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 13% amongst all test, and 17.6% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 3,160 cases for the county, and 54 Perry County residents have died from the virus. Only 57.8% of the county, ages 5 and up, are fully vaccinated.

Currently 28.2% of ICU Beds for Indiana District 10 are in use for Covid alone.

The current recommendation from the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, and Indiana Department of Health to help combat the COVID-19 virus is to get vaccinated.  The higher the percentage of the population that is vaccinated, the safer we will all be. To get scheduled for your first shot, go to ourshot.in.gov. You can find a complete breakdown of COVID-19 statistics by going to coronavirus.in.gov.

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