44 new COVID-19 deaths were reported throughout Indiana on Tuesday by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).
According to ISDH, nine of the new COVID-19 deaths reported Tuesday occurred in the southwest region of the state - in Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Dubois counties.
Tuesday's update from ISDH also marked a grim milestone for the Hoosier State, with a total of 12,025 Indiana residents now lost to the virus to date.
As for new positive COVID-19 cases, ISDH said Tuesday that another 716 had been identified statewide. So far, 657,037 Indiana residents are now confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 to date.
While nine new local COVID-19 deaths were reported on Tuesday, the number of new positive COVID-19 cases reported in our area was relatively low.
Here's a look at the local COVID-19 increases reported Tuesday by ISDH:
- Vanderburgh County: 29 new cases, 2 new deaths
- Warrick County: 8 new cases, 2 new deaths
- Dubois County: 5 new cases, 5 new deaths
- Posey County: 3 new cases
- Pike County: 1 new case
- Perry County: 3 new cases
- Gibson County: 1 new case
- Knox County: 0 new cases
- Spencer County: 0 new cases
The state health department announced Tuesday that all Hoosiers age 60-years-old and above were now eligible to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Wednesday's update from ISDH could alleviate COVID-19 restrictions on events and gatherings in some areas, should those areas receive another "Blue" score on the COVID-19 County Metrics Map.