Vanderburgh County Reports Two New COVID-19 Deaths

Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Vanderburgh County on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Posted: Aug 13, 2020 11:16 AM
Updated: Aug 13, 2020 2:47 PM

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday, Aug. 13, reported two new COVID-19 deaths in Vanderburgh County.

According to the Vanderburgh County Health Department, the deaths were those of a 71-year-old male Vanderburgh County resident and a 73-year-old male Vanderburgh County resident.

That brought Vanderburgh County's total number of coronavirus deaths to 15 to date, since the first death was recorded by ISDH on April 5, 2020.

The deaths reported locally in Vanderburgh County are included in the 20 new COVID-19 deaths that were reported statewide on Thursday by ISDH.

As of Thursday, a total of 2,898 Hoosiers are now confirmed by ISDH to have died of COVID-19 to date, since the first coronavirus death in the state of Indiana was reported on March 15.

877,970 Indiana residents have now been tested for COVID-19 according to ISDH, up from 866,994 since Wednesday's report. This shows a statewide positivity rate of 8.8%, which can be calculated by dividing the total number of coronavirus tests in the state by the total number of positive cases.

There were 33.0% of ICU beds and 80.0% of ventilators available across Indiana in hospitals as of Thursday, ISDH reports.

As of Wednesday, Aug. 12, ISDH says there were 991 total COVID-19 patients hospitalized, with 555 of those patients being confirmed COVID-19 patients, and 436 of them being PUI (Patient Under Investigation) patients. You can find more information on ISDH's criteria to guide evaluation of patients for COVID-19 by clicking here.

A full update on COVID-19 in Indiana by ISDH can be found by clicking here and will be updated daily.

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