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Indiana Confirms 8 New Local COVID-19 Deaths

The state health department said Friday that eight new local COVID-19 deaths had occurred collectively in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, and Perry counties.

Posted: Jan 29, 2021 11:14 AM

Eight new COVID-19 deaths were reported locally on Friday in southwestern Indiana by the Indiana State Department of Health

Those new COVID-19 deaths occurred in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, and Perry counties collectively, and were included as part of 46 new COVID-19 deaths that had occurred statewide, according to ISDH. Statewide, 9,549 total Indiana residents have now died from the virus.

Here's a breakdown of Friday's local COVID-19 increases via ISDH:

  • Vanderburgh County: 92 new cases, 3 new deaths 
  • Warrick County: 25 new cases, 1 new death
  • Spencer County: 23 new cases, 1 new death
  • Perry County: 19 new cases, 3 new deaths
  • Posey County: 10 new cases
  • Pike County: 6 new case
  • Dubois County: 20 new cases
  • Daviess County: 13 new cases
  • Gibson County: 16 new cases

The new COVID-19 cases reported locally Friday were included in 2,647 new positive cases of the virus reported statewide. According to ISDH, 622,625 total Indiana residents are now known to have tested positive for COVID-19 to date.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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