PRINCETON — With five new cases reported Monday among 11 new tests, Gibson County saw 31 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday.
Indiana State Department of Health reports the county’s rolling seven-day positivity rate is 19.9% for all tests and 18.6% among people tested for the first time. Both metrics of community spread of the virus are second highest in the state. ISDH notes the increase in Gibson County is attributed to an outbreak in congregate settings.
To date, the county has 4,585 cases including 96 deaths among 15,928 people tested. While ISDH maintains a database of cases in long-term care facilities in the county, no new cases have been reported in that database over the past seven days. The long-term care case data is updated weekly on Wednesdays. That database shows a cumulative total 75 staff and resident cases at Good Samaritan in Oakland City, 82 cumulative total staff and resident cases at The Waters in Princeton, 91 cumulative total staff and resident cases at RiverOaks Health Campus in Princeton and fewer than 20 cumulative total staff and resident cases at Transcendent Care of Owensville.
Some 12,014 residents, or 42.2% of the eligible population in Gibson County, are fully vaccinated. Another 16 residents have received their first dose of the vaccine.
Anyone age 12 and older is eligible to receive the free vaccine. Visit ourshot.in.gov to find a site and type of vaccine available.
In the area, Knox County reports two new cases for a total 3,855 cases including 91 deaths among 15,589 people tested; Daviess County one new case for a total 3,079 cases including 100 deaths among 13,187 people tested; Pike County two new cases for a total 1,401 cases including 34 deaths among 5,549 people tested; Dubois County one new case for a total 6,247 cases including 118 deaths among 21,433 people tested; Warrick County three new cases for a total 7,977 cases including 157 deaths among 33,691 people tested; Vanderburgh County 12 new cases for a total 22,955 cases including 404 deaths among 103,035 people tested; and Posey County two new cases for a total 2787 cases including 35 deaths among 11,042 people tested.