The Indiana State Department of Health said Thursday that 1,171 more Hoosiers had tested positive for COVID-19. Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the state on March 6, a total of 121,176 Indiana residents have now tested positive for the virus.
In southwest Indiana's Tri-State counties combined, there were nearly xx new positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday, with Pike County seeing a proportionately large increase of new positive cases.
In Pike County, 45 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported on Thursday. That brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in the county to 219, according to ISDH. Before Thursday, the highest number of new positive cases reported in one day in Pike County was 11, on Sept. 26.
Thursday's report showed another 61 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Vanderburgh County, where 3,967 total positive cases of the virus have now been identified. According to data released by the state, Vanderburgh County is currently in COVID-19 "Orange" Status, with a 7-day positivity rate of 5.03% and 220 weekly cases per 100,000 residents.
Dubois County reported 19 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total there to 1,043. As of Tuesday, Dubois County had passed 1,000 total identified cases of COVID-19.
The state health department also reported 13 new COVID-19 deaths throughout the state on Thursday. That brought the total number of Hoosiers confirmed to have died from COVID-19 so far to 3,418.
Locally, one new death was reported in Warrick County by ISDH, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths there to 48.
Indiana entered into Stage 5 of Governor Eric Holcomb's "Back on Track Indiana" plan on Saturday, with the Hoosier governor also extending the state's mask mandate and renewing the ongoing public health emergency.
You can find more information on COVID-19 in Indiana on ISDH's COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated daily.