PRINCETON — Gibson County Health Department Thursday confirmed 35 local active COVID-19 cases, with 157 of the total 195 cases recovered, and three COVID-19 fatalities in the county reported since the pandemic began.

Indiana State Health Department reported four new COVID-19 cases in Gibson County Thursday from 50 new people tested from July 27-29.

A new feature of the state health department’s website tracks the positivity rate over a seven-day period. While the county’s% of positive cases among tests since March is 6.3% (193 cases in 3,046 people tested), the weekly positivity rate is lower, 4.1%, according to the state data.

The local health department reports seven of the cases are among children ages 0-9; 23 are among youths ages 10-19, 43 are among adults ages 29-29; 29 are among people ages 30-39; 33 are among people ages 40-49; 22 are people ages 50-59; 16 are people ages 60-69, 15 are people ages 70-79; five are people ages 80-89; one is age 90-99 and one is 100 or older. The three COVID-19 related deaths were reported to in their 60s, 70s and 90s.

The state data shows 50.3% of the positive cases in Gibson County are male, 48.7% are reported as female and 1% as unknown gender. By race, slightly more than 81% of the local cases are white, 7.3% are reported as “other race,” .5% are reported as Black and 10.9% are reported as an unknown race.

Statewide, ISDH Thursday reported 970 new positive cases and 13 new deaths, for a 6.9% seven-day positivity rate. Since the pandemic began, 65,253 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Indiana among 735,848 people tested for a positivity rate of 8.9%.

In this area, Knox County reports 120 cases among 2,748 tests; Daviess County 224 cases and 19 deaths among 2,671 tests; Dubois County 587 cases and 10 deaths among 4,731 tests; Pike County 32 cases among 890 tests; Warrick County 458 cases and 29 deaths among 7,050 tests; Vanderburgh County 1,579 cases and eight deaths among 24,862 tests; and Posey county 153 cases among 2,216 tests.

In Southeastern Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health reports 12 cases in Edwards County, 12 in Richland County, 17 in Hamilton County, 26 in Wabash County; 29 in Crawford County; 35 cases and one death in Wayne County; 41 cases in Lawrence County; 42 cases in Gallatin County; 55 cases in White County and 94 cases and one death in Saline County.

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