The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that 5,156 more Indiana residents had tested positive for COVID-19, marking another record-breaking day of new positive cases in the Hoosier State.
Here's the local impact of the new positive COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday:
- Vanderburgh County: 146 new positive cases (7,691 total positive cases)
- Warrick County: 52 new positive cases (2,575 total)
- Gibson County: 30 new positive cases (1,266 total)
- Posey County: 14 new positive cases (976 total)
- Knox County: 39 new positive cases (1,248 total)
- Pike County: 13 new positive cases (433 total)
- Daviess County: 17 new positive cases (1,162 total)
- Dubois County: 35 new positive cases (1,939 total)
- Spencer County: 20 new positive cases (602 total)
- Perry County: 17 new positive cases (670 total)
Now, 224,374 total Indiana residents have tested positive for COVID-19 to date, since the first positive case of the virus was recorded on March 6.
While no new COVID-19 deaths were reported locally on Wednesday, ISDH said that 31 more Hoosiers had died from COVID-19 statewide, bringing the total number of Indiana residents known to have died from the virus so far to 4,512.
ISDH said Wednesday that the availability of ICU beds throughout the state's hospitals had dropped down to 26.3%, and the percentage of ventilators available to 77.0%.
The state health department also reported another spike in statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations, with the number of patients currently hospitalized increasing from 2,336 to 2,544.