Evansville’s COVID Case Number Rising, But Regions Remain ‘Yellow’ – Community News

Evansville’s COVID Case Number Rising, But Regions Remain ‘Yellow’

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – After a two-week decline in new local COVID-19 cases, recent increases are likely to lead to guesswork about the course of the virus.

But in the short term, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Posey counties remained “yellow” — the second lowest of four tiers — in Wednesday’s update of the state’s color-coded COVID-19 severity map. Better yet, Gibson County went from “orange,” the second-highest level of severity, to yellow. Updated weekly, the map assigns a color to each province based on data tracking cases and positivity percentages.

The bad news is deeper in the data. In most counties and around the state, COVID-19 statistics are once again heading in the wrong direction.

Last week, Vanderburgh County followed two weeks of declining numbers of COVID-19 cases with a 36% increase. Warrick and Posey counties saw a weekly increase of 69% and 28% respectively, while Gibson County saw a 35% increase in cases.