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.
With a potentially more contagious, more deadly variant of the virus detected right here in the Tri-State, health officials are now, more than ever, urging eligible area residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, with expectations that the currently-available vaccines will protect against different variants.
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