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Indiana Reports 809 New Positive COVID-19 Cases; New Vanderburgh Co. Death

A 77-year-old man from Vanderburgh County is one of 16 new COVID-19 deaths reported throughout the state of Indiana on Tuesday, July 28.

Posted: Jul 28, 2020 11:33 AM
Updated: Jul 28, 2020 3:28 PM

One new COVID-19 death was reported in Vanderburgh County on Tuesday, July 28.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department confirmed the COVID-19 death was that of a 77-year-old Vanderburgh County man, which brought the county's COVID-19 death toll to eight in total.

The death in Vanderburgh County was one of 16 new statewide COVID-19 deaths reported in Indiana on Tuesday by the state health department.

The Indiana State Department of Health says after Tuesday's newly reported coronavirus deaths, there are now 2,725 total COVID-19 deaths statewide in Indiana.

ISDH also reported 809 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

That brought Indiana's number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in Indiana to a total of 63,768 to date, since the first positive case was recorded in the state on March 6.

To date, 716,809 total tests have been reported to ISDH, showing a statewide positivity rate of 8.9%.

As of Tuesday, ISDH says 44.6% of ICU beds and 83.5% of ventilators are available across the state.

On Monday, July 27, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's statewide mask mandate went into effect - ordering anyone 8-years-old and above in the state to wear masks under certain circumstances - though the original idea of charging violators with a Class B Misdemeanor was not included in the final draft.

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