Pike County Reports New COVID-19 Death; 99 New Cases in Vanderburgh County

Monday's update from the state health department showed one new COVID-19 death in Pike County, and 99 new positive cases of the virus just south of that in Vanderburgh County.

Posted: Oct 12, 2020 11:16 AM
Updated: Oct 12, 2020 12:55 PM

On Monday, there were 1,581 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported throughout the state of Indiana. 

Vanderburgh County accounted for 99 of those new positive cases, which brought the total number of county residents confirmed to have tested positive for the virus so far to 4,950.

The second-highest one-day increase of new positive cases in Vanderburgh County occurred one day earlier on Sunday when 106 new positive cases of the virus were reported. The county saw its largest single-day increase to date on Friday, when 126 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported.

Evansville's mayor recently increased restrictions on gathering sizes in the River City in an attempt to combat the high number of new positive COVID-19 cases reported in the area daily.

So far, 136,555 total Indiana residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Statewide, six new COVID-19 deaths were also reported on Monday.

One death was reported locally, in Pike County, where seven total residents are now confirmed by ISDH to have died from COVID-19.

LINK: Dubois County Confirms New COVID-19 Death

A total of 3,568 Hoosiers are now confirmed by ISDH to have died from COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana, you can visit ISDH's COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated around 11:00 a.m. CDT each day.

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