PRINCETON — Indiana State Health Department reports seven new COVID-19 cases in Gibson County since Thursday, according to the latest update from the state agency Monday morning.

ISDH Monday reported 36 cases in Gibson County since early March, but Gibson County Health Department confirms the number of cases among Gibson County residents to-date is 35, and two COVID-19 related deaths among 1,629 people tested, for a 2.2% positivity rate.

The local health department, which issued a reminder to the public last week to continue to practice social distancing and wear masks, also reported that free COVID-19 testing is offered to any Indiana resident at the Gibson County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, at least through the end of July. Register for tests by visiting www.LHI.care/covidtesting or calling 888-634-1116.

According to the data, Knox County reported 59 cases among 1,821 tests; Daviess 135 cases and 16 deaths among 1,718 tests; Dubois 258 cases and six deaths among 2,789 tests; Pike six cases among 564 tests; Warrick 194 cases and 29 deaths among 3,064 tests; Vanderburgh 407 cases and six deaths among 11,705 tests; and Posey 30 cases among 965 tests.

Statewide in Indiana, 45,228 positive cases have been reported since early March, and 2,432 deaths (another 192 probable COVID-related deaths based on clinical diagnosis) among 476,519 tests for a 9.5% positivity rate.

In Southeastern Illinois, Illinois Department of Public Health reports two cases each in Edwards and Gallatin Counties; four cases each in Richland, Hamilton and White; seven cases in Lawrence; nine cases in Saline; 12 cases and one death in Wayne; 18 cases in Crawford and 22 cases in Wabash.

Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com.

— Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com

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