PRINCETON — About 20 new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday through Sunday in Gibson County, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

As of Monday, the county’s seven-day rolling positivity rate was 12.3% for all tests and 24.6% among people tested for the first time.

The database shows two new cases among five new tests Sunday, for a total 6,614 cases including 115 deaths among 20,170 people tested over the course of the pandemic.

The Regenstrief Institute reports 564 Gibson Countians have made emergency room trips related to COVID-19. Some 498 were hospitalized, and of that number, 61 were admitted to intensive care unit beds and 99 died of the virus while hospitalized.

In the past 30 days, 28 Gibson County residents made ER visits and 15 were hospitalized with the virus. Of those hospitalized, one was admitted to ICU and six died in hospitals from the virus.

ISDH reports 15,017 residents, or 52.8% of the county’s population who are eligible to receive the shots, are fully vaccinated. Another 107 residents have received their first dose of the vaccine.

Anyone age 12 and older can be vaccinated, although people ages 12-17 must choose the two-dose Pfizer vaccine and must have a parent or legal guardian present to give signed consent.

Gibson County Health Department offers free COVID-19 vaccine clinics Mondays and Wednesdays at the office on South Prince Street on a walk-in basis. The health department also offers booster vaccines to ages 65 and older.

Local pharmacies also offer the vaccine.

The health department also offers free drive-through COVID-19 testing at the health department parking lot off South Prince Street by appointment only. Register at coronavirus.in.gov.

In the area, Knox County reported no new cases among three new tests for 6,427 cases including 106 deaths among 21,312 people tested; Daviess County one new case among seven new tests for 4,684 cases including 115 deaths among 16,788 people tested; Pike County one new case among three new tests for 2,296 cases including 43 deaths among 7,182 people tested; Dubois County four new cases among 11 new tests for a total 8,281 cases including 131 deaths among 26,362 people tested; Warrick County three new cases among 17 new tests for 11,305 cases including 189 deaths among 40,307 people tested; Vanderburgh County 19 new cases among 47 new tests for 32,333 cases including 481 deaths among 121,398 people tested; and Posey County one new case among six new tests for 3,775 cases including 44 deaths among 13,156 people tested.

 

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