The Indiana State Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard showed another 68 new COVID-19 deaths throughout the state Wednesday.
Included in those 68 new statewide deaths reported Wednesday were eight new local COVID-19 deaths that occurred throughout Vanderburgh, Gibson, and Daviess counties.
The state health department says 14,550 total Hoosiers have now died from COVID-19 to date.
In the Wednesday report released by ISDH, 4,733 new positive cases of COVID-19 were also identified throughout the Hoosier State. That brought the number of Hoosiers known to have tested positive for the virus to date to 918,230 total.
Here are the local increases reported by ISDH Wednesday:
- Vanderburgh County: 144 new cases, 3 new deaths
- Daviess County: 24 new cases, 4 new deaths
- Gibson County: 22 new cases, 1 new death
- Warrick County: 54 new cases
- Dubois County: 40 new cases
- Knox County: 37 new cases
- Pike County: 25 new cases
- Posey County: 23 new cases
- Perry County: 21 new cases
- Spencer County: 15 new cases
Latest COVID-19 Dashboard Released by ISDH Wednesday
Each Wednesday, ISDH also updates its COVID-19 County Metrics Map, which is an indicator of the current rate of COVID-19 spread in each county in the state.
Counties throughout the state are ranked from "Blue" to "Red," with Red counties indicating a high rate of COVID-19 spread. Each county's rank is based on an average of two metrics: the number of weekly cases per 100,000 residents and the seven-day positive rate.
Currently, most counties in the state are "Orange," with many counties also "Red," including some in our area. Only one county in the state is currently "Yellow," with no counties currently "Blue."
COVID-19 County Metrics Map as of Sept. 15 - ISDH
More information on COVID-19 in Indiana can be found on the state health department's online dashboard, which is updated daily.