PRINCETON — Indiana State Department of Health Thursday reported 10 new COVID-19 cases in Gibson County, bringing the seven-day local positivity rate to 9.6%.

Gibson County Health Department confirmed Thursday that there are 43 active cases and 197 cases are considered recovered.

According to ISDH and the local health department, since early March, some 3,642 Gibson County residents have been tested, resulting in a total 244 cases for a 6.7% overall positivity rate. Four people have died.

The age group of 20-29 accounts for the largest% of local cases, at 22%, while those age 40-49 account for 17.3%, 30-39 for 15.6%, 0-19 for 14%, 50-59 for 12.3%, 60-69 for 8.6%, 70-79 for 6.6% and those age 80 and over for 3.3%.

Statewide, ISDH reported 1,046 new cases Thursday for a statewide seven-day positivity rate of 7.8%. Since the pandemic began, 877,970 people have been tested for the virus (1,114,002 total tests administered) resulting in 77,565 positive cases, a positivity rate of 8.8%. Some 2,898 deaths have been reported across Indiana.

In this area, Knox County reports 168 cases and one death among 3,212 people tested; Daviess County 284 cases and 20 deaths among 3,170 people tested; Dubois County 718 cases and 12 deaths among 5,624 people tested; Pike County 66 cases among 1,095 people tested; Warrick County 600 cases and 30 deaths among 8,681 people tested; Vanderburgh 2,082 cases and 15 deaths among 29,866 people tested; and in Posey County, 181 cases among 2,689 people tested.

In Southeastern Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health reports 22 cases in Richland County, 24 cases in Edwards County, 30 cases in Hamilton County, 42 cases in Wabash County, 51 cases in Lawrence County, 51 cases and two deaths in Gallatin County, 66 cases and two deaths in Wayne County, 72 cases in White County and 134 cases and two deaths in Saline County.

Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com.

— Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com

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