Evansville COVID-19 study results released


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Results are back from a study done by Deaconess Hospital and the IU School of Medicine- Evansville.

It shows out of the more than 800 people tested, only about six people tested positive for COVID-19.

The study focused on the workforce in Vanderburgh County, testing employees at six area businesses.

The study concluded the prevalence of COVID-19 in the local workforce is 32% less than Indiana overall.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says study results should give people confidence in reopening the economy in Evansville.

“I think that the good news in this is that it should give employers and employees and consumers confidence that the prevalence is relatively low in our community, and I hope that is encouraging to businesses as they consider their reopening,” Winnecke said.

A second study is still underway involving the ECHO community.

Results from that study should be released in the next few weeks.

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(This story was originally published on May 28, 2020)

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