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Vanderburgh County Reports 3 New COVID-19 Deaths

With 30 new COVID-19 deaths reported throughout Indiana on Tuesday, the state saw its highest number of new coronavirus deaths since late-May.

Posted: Oct 6, 2020 11:13 AM
Updated: Oct 6, 2020 11:31 AM

Tuesday's COVID-19 update from the Indiana State Department of Health showed a deadly increase in southwestern Indiana.

In Vanderburgh County on Tuesday, three new COVID-19 deaths were reported. In total, 35 Vanderburgh County residents have now died from COVID-19, according to the state health department.

Vanderburgh County also saw 65 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Tuesday's report, bringing the total number of county residents known to have tested positive for the virus so far to 4,362.

The uptrend in new positive COVID-19 cases and deaths in Vanderburgh County has caused concerns amongst local health officials and government leaders, with Evansville's mayor referring to the trend as a "wake up call."

The state also recorded two new COVID-19 deaths of Warrick County residents on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths in Warrick County to 56.

Both Gibson and Spencer counties each saw one new COVID-19 death in Tuesday's report as well. In Gibson County, seven total residents have now died from COVID-19, with Spencer County's COVID-19 death toll reaching four.

LINK: Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer Counties in State's COVID-19 'Orange' Status

Throughout the Hoosier State as a whole, 30 new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Tuesday. The last time Indiana saw a comparable number of new COVID-19 deaths was on May 21, when 36 new COVID-19 deaths were reported throughout the state.

Including the 30 new COVID-19 deaths reported on Tuesday, 3,484 total Indiana residents are now confirmed to have died from COVID-19.

There were also 990 new positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Tuesday throughout Indiana, bringing the total number of Hoosiers known to have tested positive for the virus so far to 126,946.

For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana from the state health department, you can view the ISDH dashboard.



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