Another 879 Indiana residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) said on Monday, Sept. 28. The new positive tests displayed on Monday come from 7,523 new COVID-19 tests entered into the state's COVID-19 system.
In total, 118,322 of the state's residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far. 1,366,294 total Indiana residents had been tested for COVID-19 as of Monday, meaning 8.6% of all residents tested so far have tested positive for the virus.
An additional 11 new COVID-19 deaths were also reported in Indiana on Monday. So far, 3,365 Hoosiers are now confirmed by ISDH to have died from COVID-19.
Locally on Monday, 62 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Vanderburgh County. That brought the total number of positive cases identified in the county so far to 3,781. ISDH's COVID-19 dashboard says 14.7% of the county's total positive cases are individuals 19-years-old and younger.
Though no new COVID-19 deaths were reported locally on Monday, Warrick County has more COVID-19 deaths than any other southwestern Indiana county, with 42 total COVID-19 deaths being reported there so far.
Indiana entered into Stage 5 of Governor Eric Holcomb's "Back on Track Indiana" plan on Saturday, with the Hoosier governor citing "steady health indicators," extending the state's mask mandate, and renewing the ongoing public health emergency.
More information on COVID-19 in Indiana can be found on ISDH's COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated daily.