The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 954 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, July 23 - the largest single-day increase of new coronavirus in the state of Indiana to date.
That brings the number of Indiana residents known to have contracted the novel coronavirus to date to 59,602 total, since ISDH recorded the first case of COVID-19 in Indiana on March 6.
17 new COVID-19 deaths were also reported across Indiana on Thursday.
The total number of Hoosiers know to have died of COVID-19 is now 2,683 in total.
To date, 666,283 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 654,413 since Wednesday's update. That shows a statewide positivity rate of 8.9%.
Locally, one new COVID-19 death was reported in Vanderburgh County on Thursday, bringing the county's total number of coronavirus deaths to seven. The seventh COVID-19 death in Vanderburgh County was an 83-year-old male.
Another 54 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Vanderburgh County on Thursday, bringing the county's total number of identified cases to 1,289.
21,880 total Vanderburgh County residents have now been tested for COVID-19, showing a positivity rate of 5.9% in the county.
Due to an increase in the state's COVID-19 positivity rate and an increase in the number of Hoosiers hospitalized for COVID-19, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb plans to sign an Executive Order on Thursday that makes masks mandatory statewide.
More information on COVID-19 in Vanderburgh County can be found on the Vanderburgh County Health Department's website.
A full report on COVID-19 in Indiana can be found on the Indiana State Department of Health's website and will be updated daily.