6,654 New Positive COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Indiana

Alongside another record-setting number of 6,654 new positive COVID-19 cases in Indiana was the state health department's report of 51 new Hoosier deaths throughout the state - 10 of which occurred in southwest Indiana alone.

Posted: Nov 12, 2020 11:15 AM
Updated: Nov 12, 2020 11:39 AM

The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting another 6,654 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Hoosier State.

What is now the state's highest one-day increase of new positive COVID-19 cases came just one day after the previous record was set, when ISDH said 5,156 more Indiana residents had tested positive for the virus.

Numerous new positive COVID-19 cases were also identified locally in southwest Indiana on Thursday, as were multiple new COVID-19 deaths:

  • Vanderburgh County: 102 new positive cases (7,787 total positive cases), 3 new deaths (95 total deaths)
  • Warrick County: 33 new positive cases (2,608 total), 1 new death (68 total deaths)
  • Gibson County: 32 new positive cases (1,298 total), 3 new deaths (17 total deaths)
  • Posey County: 18 new positive cases (993 total), 2 new deaths (13 total deaths)
  • Knox County: 51 new positive cases (1,299 total)
  • Pike County: 5 new positive cases (438 total)
  • Daviess County: 21 new positive cases (1,183 total), 1 new death (41 total deaths)
  • Dubois County: 34 new positive cases (1,973 total)
  • Spencer County: 16 new positive cases (617 total)
  • Perry County: 8 new positive cases (678 total)

The record-breaking number of new positive cases reported on Thursday brought the total number of Indiana residents now known to have tested positive for the virus to date to 230,965.

Including the new deaths reported in southwest Indiana on Thursday, ISDH said 51 new COVID-19 deaths had occurred throughout the Hoosier State. Now, 4,563 total Indian residents are known to have died from COVID-19 to date.

Back-to-back record-breaking days of new positive COVID-19 cases have now been reported in the state since Wednesday, when Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced a new COVID-19 Executive Order would take effect on Nov. 15, setting new restrictions on counties designated as Orange and Red Status on the state health department's county metrics map.

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


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