Indiana Reports 1 New Statewide COVID-19 Death in Spencer County

Spencer County was the only county throughout the state of Indiana to report a new COVID-19 death on Monday - a record low increase of new deaths in the state that hasn't been seen since March 2020.

Posted: Mar 22, 2021 11:19 AM

The Indiana State Department of Health said Monday that one new COVID-19 death had occurred throughout the Hoosier State.

According to ISDH, that new COVID-19 death occurred in Spencer County, Indiana.

The last time the state health department's records show a lower number of new COVID-19 deaths for a single day's report is on March 19, 2020, when no new deaths were reported throughout the state. One day before that, on March 18, 2020, is the last time an equal number of one new COVID-19 death was reported statewide.

ISDH New Deaths Reported on March 18 and 19 of 2020.

With Monday's report of 1 new COVID-19 death in Spencer County, the state health department said 31 total COVID-19 deaths had now occurred in the county to date.

Statewide, the COVID-19 death toll reached 12,537 on following Monday's reported increase.

As for new positive cases of the virus, the state health department said Monday that 516 more Hoosiers had tested positive for COVID-19. That brought the total number of Indiana residents now known to have contracted the virus to date to 678,416.

Monday also brought an expansion of vaccine eligibility in Indiana. Any Hoosier age 40-years-old and up can now schedule their appointment to receive the vaccine.

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