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Indiana Reports 7 New Local COVID-19 Deaths; 32 New Deaths Statewide

The Indiana State Department of Health said Thursday that seven new COVID-19 deaths had been identified within our local counties.

Posted: Mar 4, 2021 11:33 AM
Updated: Mar 4, 2021 11:39 AM

On Thursday, 32 new COVID-19 deaths were identified throughout the state of Indiana.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, seven of those new COVID-19 deaths occurred in the southwest area of the state.

Local COVID-19 Increases Reported Thursday by ISDH:

  • Vanderburgh County: 18 new cases, 3 new deaths
  • Perry County: 3 new cases, 1 new death
  • Gibson County: 5 new cases, 2 new deaths
  • Dubois County: 2 new cases, 1 new death
  • Spencer County: 9 new cases
  • Warrick County: 8 new cases
  • Pike County: 3 new cases
  • Knox County: 3 new deaths
  • Daviess County: 1 new case
  • Posey County: 0 new cases

Now, 12,231 total Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 to date, according to ISDH.

Including those new positive cases of the virus reported locally Thursday, ISDH said 962 new positive cases of the virus had been identified statewide.

That brought the number of Indiana residents now known to have tested positive for COVID-19 to date to 664,446 total.

The steady number of new COVID-19 deaths reported by the state health department is one factor in Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's decision to extend county-based restrictions on events and gatherings.

Although those restrictions now remain in-place until the end of March, state health officials remain encouraged by the low number of new positive cases identified in recent days, with many counties now able to "be 100% open" after moving into the Blue COVID-19 Advisory Level.

Related: Gibson, Knox, Pike, Perry Counties Now Able to Be '100% Open'

For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana, visit the state health department's dashboard.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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