1,962 New Positive Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Indiana

Indiana saw its highest one-day increase of new positive COVID-19 cases so far on Thursday after 1,962 more of the state's residents were confirmed to have tested positive for the virus.

Posted: Oct 15, 2020 11:06 AM
Updated: Oct 15, 2020 12:23 PM

On Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health said that 1,962 more Indiana residents had tested positive for COVID-19. 

Now, 141,212 total Indiana residents are confirmed by ISDH to have tested positive for the virus.

While no major spikes of new positive COVID-19 cases were reported locally in southwest Indiana on Thursday, there were several new COVID-19 deaths within the area.

In Vanderburgh County, two new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Thursday, bringing the total number of county residents known to have died from COVID-19 so far to 48.

Warrick County reported one new death on Thursday as well, which brought the total number of COVID-19 deaths in that county to 59.

Pike County also reported on new COVID-19 death on Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to nine.

In all, there were 23 new COVID-19 deaths reported throughout the state on Thursday by ISDH. That brought the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana to date to 3,632.

On Wednesday, Indiana's governor announced that Stage 5 of the state's reopening would continue until at least Nov. 14, as would the statewide mask mandate.

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box also made a significant announcement on Wednesday during the governor's COVID-19 update, saying that she, her daughter, and her grandson had all tested positive for COVID-19.

Gov. Holcomb was quarantined and tested for the virus out of an abundance of caution but later announced that he and several others who are close to Dr. Box had tested negative.

For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana, you can view the ISDH Dashboard, which is updated daily.



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