(Wayne County, IN)--Wayne County recorded two more Covid-19 deaths Wednesday. Although there have now been nine deaths recorded in the last week, other Covid-19 numbers are coming down significantly. On the first day of this month, Wayne County was averaging 92 cases a day. So far this week, the average daily number is less than half of that ... 35. Eight days ago there were 86 patients in Reid Health containment areas. This Thursday morning, that number had been nearly cut in half. It’s down to 45. All eight of the patients on ventilators at Reid Thursday are unvaccinated. The status of Whitewater Valley counties remained unchanged when Indiana’s updated Covid-19 map was released Wednesday. Wayne County remains in the orange along will all other area counties except for Union and Franklin County, which remain in the red. Union County passed the 1000-case mark Wednesday and also recorded a Covid-19 death. Franklin County now has the highest seven-day positivity rate in all of Indiana at just over 20 percent.