Indiana Reports 44 New COVID-19 Deaths, Over 12,000 Total Statewide

After 44 new COVID-19 deaths were reported throughout Indiana on Tuesday, the state passed the grim milestone of 12,000 total COVID-19 deaths.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 11:14 AM

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. 

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