Another 5,708 Indiana residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the Indiana State Department of Health reported on Friday.
236,565 total Indiana residents have now tested positive for the COVID-19, out of the 1,893,070 residents of the state who have been tested for it. That means 12.49% of all individuals in the state that have been tested for the virus have received a positive test result.
Here are Friday's local COVID-19 increases by county:
- Vanderburgh County: 149 new positive cases (7,930 total positive cases), 3 new deaths (98 total deaths)
- Warrick County: 56 new positive cases (2,663 total)
- Gibson County: 61 new positive cases (1,358 total), 1 new death (18 total deaths)
- Posey County: 13 new positive cases (1,005 total)
- Knox County: 32 new positive cases (1,331 total), 1 new death (13 total deaths)
- Pike County: 5 new positive cases (438 total)
- Daviess County: 10 new positive cases (1,193 total)
- Dubois County: 26 new positive cases (2,000 total)
- Spencer County: 21 new positive cases (638 total)
- Perry County: 13 new positive cases (690 total)
With Gibson County's report of 61 new positive cases of the virus on Friday, the county saw its highest one-day increase of new positive cases so far.
Including those five new COVID-19 deaths reported throughout our southwest Indiana counties, ISDH said Friday that overall, 50 more Hoosiers had died from COVID-19. That brought the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state to 4,613.
In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb says his new COVID-19 Executive Order, which will reduce gathering sizes and impose other new restrictions in counties classified as Orange and Red, will go into effect on Sunday, Nov. 15.