Dubois Posts Back-to-Back Days of Over 40 Cases; Indiana Records 4,773

Dubois County - In Wednesday's COVID-19 briefing, Dubois County recorded 45 positive cases - Indiana posted 4,733 statewide.

This is the second straight day the county had recorded over 40 positive cases. Statewide, 4,733 Hoosiers contracted COVID, and 16 died from the disease.

Over the course of the pandemic, Dubois County has recorded 7,521 positive COVID cases and 123 deaths.

In the newly-updated advisory map on the Indiana Department of Health online dashboard, 23 Indiana counties are under "Red" advisories. Eight Southwestern Indiana counties are Red: Martin, Lawrence, Crawford, Perry, Spencer, Warrick, Pike and Gibson. Spencer and Perry counties are both new additions to this list. The remainder of the region's counties are under an orange advisory.

Orange advisories blanket the majority of the state - 69 counties. Only one county, Porter, is under a Yellow Advisory. 

Last week's breakdown: 21 Red, 68 Orange, 3 Yellow.

The COVID-19 Advisory Map is updated by the Indiana Department of Health every Wednesday at noon.

Release from the Indiana Department of Health:

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 4,733 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 918,230 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

To date, 14,550 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, which includes 68 newly reported deaths that occurred between Aug. 21 and Sept. 14. Another 461 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

A total of 4,070,643 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 4,060,372 on Tuesday. A total of 12,960,663 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26, 2020.