PRINCETON — With more than 172 COVID-19 cases including two more deaths confirmed from Thursday through Sunday, Gibson County’s community spread metrics for the virus are rising.

Indiana State Health Department reported Monday that the county has 1,770 cases including 22 deaths among 8,899 people tested. The seven-day positivity rate for all tests is 13.6%, and the seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals tested in the county is 28.4%, compared to a statewide average seven-day positivity rate of 11.6% for all tests and 22.4% among unique individuals tested.

According to The Regenstrief Institute, 128 Gibson Countians have made emergency room visits for the virus, and 122 people have been hospitalized. Some 24 Gibson Countians have been admitted to intensive care unit beds.

Recently updated data on COVID-19 in local schools was released Monday.

North Gibson

Princeton Community High School: fewer than five new student, fewer than five new teacher and fewer than five new staff cases and a total of 15 student, fewer than five teacher and fewer than five staff cases.

Princeton Community Middle School: Fewer than five new student cases, no new teacher or staff cases. Total 13 student cases and fewer than five teacher and fewer than five staff cases.

Princeton Community Intermediate School: No new student or staff cases, fewer than five new teacher cases. Total fewer than five teacher, fewer than five student and seven staff cases.

Princeton Community Primary School: Fewer than five new student, fewer than five new staff, no new teacher cases. Total seven student cases, no teacher cases, nine staff cases.

St. Joseph Catholic School: No new cases. Total fewer than five student cases, no staff or teacher cases.

Bethel Christian School: No data reported.

East Gibson

Barton Township: No new cases. Total fewer than five teacher cases, no student or staff cases.

Francisco Elementary: No new cases. Total fewer than five teacher and fewer than five staff cases, no student cases.

Oakland City Elementary: No new student or teacher cases, fewer than five new staff cases. Total fewer than five staff, fewer than five teacher and fewer than five student cases.

Wood Memorial Junior High: No new cases. Total fewer than five teacher cases, no student or staff cases.

Wood Memorial High School: Fewer than five new student cases, no new teacher or staff cases. Total six student cases, fewer than five teacher and fewer than five staff cases.

South Gibson

Fort Branch Community School: Fewer than five new student cases, fewer than five new staff cases, no new teacher cases. Total 20 student cases, fewer than five teacher and fewer than five staff cases.

Holy Cross Catholic School: No new cases. No cases reported to-date.

Haubstadt Community School: Fewer than five new student cases, no new teacher or staff cases. Total six student cases, fewer than five teacher and fewer than five staff cases.

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School: No new cases. No student or teacher cases and fewer than five staff cases reported total.

St. James Catholic School: Fewer than five new student cases, no new teacher or staff cases. Total fewer than five student cases, no teacher cases, fewer than five staff cases.

Owensville Community School: Fewer than five new student cases, no new teacher or staff cases. Total nine student cases, fewer than five teacher and fewer than five staff cases.

Gibson Southern High School: Fewer than five new student cases, no new staff or teacher cases. Total 17 student cases, fewer than five teacher and fewer than five staff cases.

In the area

In neighboring counties, Knox County reports 73 new cases including two new deaths for a total 1,780 cases among 9,063 people tested; Daviess County 31 new cases for a total 1,522 cases including 53 deaths among 8,044 people tested; Pike County six new cases for a total 502 cases including 18 deaths among 2,938 people tested; Dubois County 12 new cases for a total 2,304 cases including 30 deaths among 11,857 people tested; Warrick County 70 new cases for a total 3,160 cases including 72 deaths among 20,703 people tested; Vanderburgh County 211 new cases for a total 9,428 cases including 112 deaths among 65,900 people tested; and Posey County 23 new cases for a total 1,189 cases including 13 deaths among 6,936 people tested.

In Southeastern Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health reports 473 cases including eight deaths in Wabash County, 873 cases including eight deaths in Lawrence County, 657 cases including 18 deaths in Richland County, 821 cases including 31 deaths in Wayne County, 206 cases including three deaths in Edwards County, 363 cases including three deaths in Hamilton County, 540 cases including eight deaths in White County, 1,042 cases including 19 deaths in Saline County and 179 cases including two deaths in Gallatin County.

Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com

— Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com

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