COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and positivity rates continue to rise in southwest Indiana.
The Indiana Department of Health added new 39 infections in Vanderburgh County, 15 in Warrick County, and 13 in Dubois County on the Wednesday dashboard.
Gibson County’s seven-day positivity rate among individuals reached 35 percent, while Pike County’s rate topped 36 percent.
Positivity rates were above 20 percent in Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Posey counties.
Some positives from the report: no new COVID-related deaths were added in the Evansville area, and nearly 120 more Vanderburgh County residents became fully vaccinated. 130 got their first shot of a two-shot vaccine.
Meanwhile, the number of hospitalized COVID patients in the 12-county district of southwest Indiana rose by five to 74.
And across the state, a dozen more COVID-related deaths were tallied with more than 1,200 new infections.
The numbers follow new advice from the CDC to wear masks indoors if you live in a place with "substantial" or high virus transmission.
The guidance for people who are unvaccinated remains the same: Always mask up indoors.