The state health department said Tuesday that another seven COVID-19 deaths had occurred in Vanderburgh County, bringing to 107 the total number of Vanderburgh County residents known to have died from COVID-19 so far.
It was a deadly day of new COVID-19 deaths in southwest Indiana on Tuesday, not only in Vanderburgh County, but also in Warrick County where two new deaths were reported, and in Gibson County where one new death was reported.
Here are Tuesday's local COVID-19 increases by county:
- Vanderburgh County: 131 new positive cases (8,522 total positive cases), 7 new death (107 total deaths)
- Warrick County: 39 new positive cases (2,825 total) 2 new deaths (71 total deaths)
- Gibson County: 20 new positive cases (1,513 total) 1 new death (19 total deaths)
- Posey County: 7 new positive cases (1,076 total)
- Knox County: 52 new positive cases (1,504 total)
- Pike County: 5 new positive cases (457 total)
- Daviess County: 22 new positive cases (1,284 total)
- Dubois County: 24 new positive cases (2,104 total)
- Spencer County: 20 new positive cases (706 total)
- Perry County: 10 new positive cases (752 total)
Overall, ISDH said Tuesday that the lives of 84 more Indiana residents had been claimed by the virus statewide. Now, 4,770 total Indiana residents are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 by ISDH.
With a combined 5,541 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported throughout Indiana on Tuesday, 262,207 total Indiana residents are now confirmed to have now tested positive for the virus.
Hospitalizations throughout the state have continued to climb to an all-time high, with the total number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized statewide reaching 2,951 as of Monday.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb recently signed a new COVID-19 Executive Order, voiding Stage 5 of Indiana's reopening and tightening restrictions on Hoosiers throughout the state in an effort to slow the spread of the highly-contagious virus.
More information on COVID-19 in Indiana can be found on the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard.