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COVID Cases Rising in SW Indiana

A computer rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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A computer rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

1,100 infections were tallied in the first 2 weeks of July

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the Evansville area. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted more than 1,100 COVID infections in Vanderburgh County between July 1st and the 14th.

The agency has placed Vanderburgh in a high community level for COVID, along with Warrick, Posey, and Gibson counties.

The high level designation mean masks are recommended in indoor public places.

You’re also urged to get tested if you have symptoms.

And persons at high risk for illness are urged to wear a mask, consider avoiding unnecessary indoor public activities, and talk to your healthcare provider about other possible precautions.

The highly-contagious omicron BA-5 variant is boosting infection rates across the country.