Three new COVID-19 deaths were reported locally on Wednesday, Sept. 16, by the Indiana State Department of Health.
According to ISDH's Wednesday update, another COVID-19 death has occurred in Vanderburgh County, marking 25 total deaths from the virus there. The Vanderburgh County Health Department said the county's 25th COVID-19 death was a 67-year-old male.
Additionally, Knox County also had one new COVID-19 death reported on Wednesday, as did Spencer County. Knox County now has nine total COVID-19 deaths, while Spencer County has four COVID-19 deaths in total.
While no new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Warrick County on Wednesday, that county reached 34 total deaths from the virus on Tuesday after three new deaths were reported.
New positive cases of COVID-19 were also reported by ISDH in most of Indiana's southwesternmost Tri-State counties on Wednesday.
Positive cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in many local schools, and community spread of the virus is present, with the Vanderburgh County Health Department reporting that two COVID-19-positive individuals had been present at Chasers Bar & Grill in Evansville.
Individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are urged to get tested.
Free COVID-19 testing is available in downtown Evansville at the CK Newsome Center, where operations were recently extended through the month of October. Many other free COVID-19 testing sites are also available around Indiana for those who wish to get tested.
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.