The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that 3,756 new positive COVID-19 cases had been identified throughout the Hoosier State, the state's highest one-day increase of new positive cases so far.
Additionally, the state health department said Wednesday that 25 more Hoosiers had died from the virus statewide.
Counties located in southwest Indiana's Tri-State region contributed considerably to the state's overall increases on Wednesday.
Local COVID-19 Increases by County:
- Vanderburgh: 71 new positive cases, 2 new deaths
- Dubois: 49 new positive cases
- Warrick: 41 new positive cases
- Perry: 38 new positive cases
- Gibson: 22 new positive cases
- Spencer: 22 new positive cases
- Posey: 14 new positive cases
- Daviess: 12 new positive cases
- Knox: 9 new positive cases
- Pike: 5 new positive cases
Alongside Dubois County's Wednesday report of 49 new positive cases, came the county's entry into the state's COVID-19 Red Zone, indicating a high positivity rate and community spread within the county.
After ISDH's Wednesday report of 3,756 new positive cases and 25 new COVID-19 deaths throughout the state, 191,764 Hoosiers are now confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, with 4,224 total Hoosiers now confirmed to have died from the virus.
With 30.1% of ICU beds and 77.1% of ventilators now available statewide in Indiana's hospitals, a decrease from Tuesday's available resources, statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations also increased, from 1,867 as of Monday to 1,897 as of Tuesday.
For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana, you can visit the state health department's COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated daily.