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.
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.