The Indiana State Department of Health's Wednesday update showed a high number of new positive COVID-19 cases in Vanderburgh County.
The state health department said Wednesday that 59 new positive cases of the virus had been identified in Vanderburgh County. The last time a greater/equal number of new positive cases was reported in the county was in February.
Deaconess Health System said recently that the Delta variant of COVID-19 was now the dominant strain of the virus in the southwest portion of the Hoosier State, with evidence also suggesting the Delta variant is more transmissible than other variants.
So far, 23,035 total individuals have tested positive for the virus in Vanderburgh County since the pandemic began.
COVID-19 Information for Vanderburgh Co. As of Wednesday
The majority of southwest Indiana is now in the Yellow Advisory Level on the state health department's County Metrics Map, but Gibson and Knox counties are in the Orange.
Statewide COVID-19 Update
The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that 731 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been identified throughout the state, including those new cases identified locally.
In total, 762,837 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Hoosier State so far.
Seven new COVID-19 deaths were also reported in Indiana on Wednesday, bringing the total number of Hoosier lives lost to the virus to 13,536, according to ISDH.
The state health department says the Delta variant now accounts for 70.3% of all samples tested in the month of July, making it the most dominant strain throughout the state.
You can find more COVID-19 information on the ISDH dashboard.