Vanderburgh Co. Reports 57 New Positive COVID-19 Cases; 963 Total Positive Cases

Vanderburgh County's COVID-19 positivity rate now sits at 5.2% after 57 new positive cases were confirmed on Thursday by the Indiana State Department of Health.

Posted: Jul 16, 2020 11:15 AM
Updated: Jul 16, 2020 11:38 AM

Another 57 new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Vanderburgh County on Thursday, July 16, by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).

That drove the total number of identified cases in Vanderburgh County to 963.

So far, 18,344 total Vanderburgh County residents have been tested for COVID-19 - showing a positivity rate of 5.2% in the county.

Regenstrief Institute provides hospitalization information on ISDH's website. You can view the Regenstrief COVID-19 dashboard on county and statewide hospitalization information by clicking here.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department also provides information on COVID-19, but its COVID-19 dashboard is not typically updated until several hours after ISDH releases new information.

Statewide Indiana COVID-19 Update:

On Thursday, ISDH reported 735 new positive cases of COVID-19 statewide. The number of Indiana residents known to have contracted the novel coronavirus to date is now 54,080 total.

10 new COVID-19 deaths were reported throughout Indiana on Thursday by ISDH. The number of Hoosiers who have died from COVID-19 to date is now 2,602 total.

ISDH reports 595,558 total tests throughout the state of Indiana so far - up from 586,589 since Wednesday's update. The total number of individuals tested divided by the total amount of positive cases identified shows a statewide positivity rate of 9.1%.

ISDH reported statewide ICU bed and ventilator usage as steady on Thursday:

Currently, Indiana remains in stage 4.5 of Gov. Eric Holcomb's reopening plan.

Some local areas such as Evansville have implemented mandatory masks in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, no such statewide mandate is in effect as of now - though state officials are encouraging the practice of wearing a mask in public through a new initiative.

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