PRINCETON — Gibson County Health Department confirmed Tuesday that 190 COVID-19 cases have been reported here since early March, with 36 cases still active, 152 people recovered and two people deceased.
The local health department also provided a breakdown of the number of cases in the county’s five most populated ZIP Codes. Seventy-one of the total cases live in the Princeton ZIP Code (47670), 39 live in the Haubstadt ZIP Code (47639), 19 live in the Fort Branch ZIP Code (47648), 30 live in the Owensville ZIP Code, and 18 live in the Oakland City ZIP Code (47660).
The local case count is higher than Indiana State Health Department’s Tuesday morning update. ISDH reported 186 COVID-19 cases among Gibson County residents out of 2,958 tests since early March, for a 6.3% positivity rate.
ISDH reports reports 22.6% of the total local positive cases are among people age 20-29; 15.6% among people ages 40-49; 15.6% among people ages 0-19; 14% among people ages 30-29; 11.8% among people ages 50-59; 8.6% among people ages 60-69; 8.1% among people ages 70-79; and 3.8% among people age 80 and older.
By gender, 51.6% of the cases are male and 47.3% are female, while the agency reports in 1.1% of the cases, gender was not reported.
In contrast, 57.7% of Gibson Countians who were tested were female and 41.6% are male.
Among those tests, by age, 16.4% are ages 20-29; 16.1% are ages 50-59; 14% are ages 0-19; 14% are ages 30-39; 13.4% are ages 40-49; 13.4% are ages 60-69; 7% are ages 70-79 and 5.75 are ages 80 and older.
Statewide, ISDH reported 809 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and 16 new deaths since July 12, among 9,079 new tests reported since July 2. Since early March, some 63,678 COVID-19 cases, 2,725 deaths and 716,809 tests have been reported to ISDH, representing a positivity rate of 8.9% in Indiana.
In this area, Knox County reports 113 cases among 2,667 tests; Daviess County 212 cases and 19 deaths among 2,566 tests; Dubois County 570 cases and 10 deaths among 4,675 tests; Pike County 28 cases among 864 tests; Warrick County 439 cases and 29 deaths among 6,812 tests; Vanderburgh County 1,500 cases and eight deaths among 24,016 tests; and Posey County 147 cases among 2,133 tests.
Free COVID-19 testing is available Monday through Friday at the Gibson County Fairgrounds 4-H Building from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Testing is by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but preregistration is suggested online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling (888)-634-1116.
In Southeastern Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health reports seven cases in Edwards County; 11 cases in Richland County; 13 cases in Hamilton County; 26 cases in Wabash County; 30 cases in Crawford County; 32 cases and one death in Wayne County; 38 cases in Lawrence County; 39 cases in Gallatin County; 49 cases in White County; and 83 cases in Saline County.
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