THURSDAY'S COVID-19 UPDATE: District 7 numbers still declining
As of noon Thursday, February 10, the Indiana State Department of Health data shows the spread of COVID-19 in District 7 is in decline.
Of the counties in Indiana’s District 7, along with Clay, Greene, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo counties are in YELLOW, with scores of 1.5.
Parke is the only county in YELLOW showing a potential positive trend to increase at this time.
Putnam (score of 2) and Owen (a score of 2.5) are currently ORANGE.
Owen is the only ORANGE county showing a potential for a positive increase.
According to Governor Eric Holcomb’s weekly press conference, more good news on the COVID-19 front was announced Wednesday.
As the COVID-19 vaccine supply increases throughout Indiana in the coming weeks, officials announced the vaccine registration process would open to Hoosiers age 60 and up.
An estimated 735,000 Indiana health care workers, first responders, long-term care residents, and residents age 65 have received the first dose of vaccine, with 260,000 fully vaccinated.
Understanding the frustration of not registering for the vaccine, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver explained the focus has been on those most at risk of suffering serious complications or death from the virus and those who help take care of residents and communities.
However, the next phase of the state vaccination plans to increase eligibility age will be vital because the next target group — approximately 432,000 Indiana residents — accounts for 93 percent of the COVID-19 deaths in Indiana since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
Log onto https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/ for more updates, health information, and about the State of Indiana’s response to COVID-19 as well as details about vaccination registration.