On Wednesday, Sept. 9, two additional Knox County residents were confirmed by the Indiana State Department of Health to have died from COVID-19.
The new deaths reported in Knox County on Wednesday brought the county's total number of COVID-19 deaths to eight in total. The county's most recent COVID-19 deaths were reported by the state health department on Friday, Sept. 4.
Indiana COVID-19 Daily Briefing (9/9/20)
ISDH also listed one new COVID-19 death in Indiana's Daviess County on Wednesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths there to a total of 25.
Including the COVID-19 deaths that were reported locally on Wednesday, overall, 17 new COVID-19 deaths were reported throughout the state of Indiana.
Following Wednesday's update from the state health department, a total of 3,173 Indiana residents are now confirmed to have died from COVID-19 to date, since the first novel coronavirus death was recorded in the state on March 15.
Indiana COVID-19 Cases
The state health department said Wednesday that 720 more Indiana residents had tested positive for COVID-19.
That brought the total number of Hoosiers known to have contracted the novel coronavirus to date to 101,485.
So far, 1,158,018 Hoosiers have been tested for the virus. That's after 7,320 new COVID-19 tests were added into the health department's tracking system on Wednesday. 8.76% of all Indiana residents tested for the virus have received a positive test result.
There were nearly 40 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported throughout Indiana's Tri-State counties on Wednesday:
- Vanderburgh: 7 new positive cases
- Gibson: 4 new positive cases
- Warrick: 3 new positive cases
- Posey: 6 new positive cases
- Pike: 1 new positive cases
- Knox: 5 new positive cases
- Daviess: 3 new positive cases
- Dubois: 10 new positive cases
Indiana COVID-19 Hospital Resources
ISDH said as of Wednesday, 43.3% of ICU beds and 81.9% of ventilators were available throughout Indiana's hospitals:
On Tuesday, 43.4% of ICU beds and 82.3% of ventilators statewide were listed as available.
Individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are urged to get tested for COVID-19. There are many free COVID-19 testing sites around the state of Indiana.
More information on COVID-19 in Indiana can be found on the Indiana State Department of Health's COVID-19 Dashboard, which is updated daily.