The Indiana State Department of Health reported new local COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday in Vanderburgh County and Gibson County.
With one new COVID-19 death reported in each of those counties Tuesday, ISDH said that 396 total COVID-19 deaths had been identified in Vanderburgh County and that 91 total COVID-19 deaths had now been identified in Gibson County.
Statewide, ISDH reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, including those new deaths reported locally.
That brought the total number of Hoosiers now known to have died from COVID-19 to 12,950, according to ISDH.
824 new positive cases of the virus were also reported throughout the state of Indiana on Tuesday, bringing to 724,214 the total number of Hoosiers known to have tested positive for the virus so far.
Statewide COVID-19 Counts Updated on May 4 via ISDH
Here's a summary of Tuesday's local COVID-19 increases:
- Vanderburgh County: 7 new cases, 1 new death
- Gibson County: 2 new cases, 1 new death
- Dubois County: 2 new cases
Perry County: 2 new cases
- Spencer County: 1 new case
- Pike County: 0 new cases
- Warrick County: 0 new cases
- Posey County: 0 new cases
- Knox County: 0 new cases
- Daviess County: 0 new cases
ISDH is now tracking the total number of COVID-19 variants in Indiana. According to ISDH, 1,531 total positive variant cases have been identified throughout the state, with the B.1.1.7 variant, also known as the "UK variant," accounting for just over 79% of those cases.