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Vanderburgh Co. Reaches 1,010 Total Positive COVID-19 Cases

Vanderburgh County has now reached 1,010 total identified cases of COVID-19, after Friday's report of 47 new positive cases in the county was released within the Indiana State Department of Health's daily statewide update.

Posted: Jul 17, 2020 11:30 AM
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 12:38 PM

Another 47 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Vanderburgh County on Friday by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), which brought the county's number of identified COVID-19 cases to date to 1,010 in total.

A total of 18,807 Vanderburgh County residents have now been tested for the virus - showing a county-wide positivity rate of 5.4%.

Six total Vanderburgh County residents have died from COVID-19 to date, with the last death in the county being reported on June 18.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department is currently listing 348 cases as ongoing on its COVID-19 dashboard, and 614 cases as recovered.

Regenstrief Institute's COVID-19 database says a total of 131 Vanderburgh County residents have been hospitalized with COVID-19 to date.

Statewide COVID-19 Counts in Indiana on Friday:

  • 747 new positive cases of COVID-19 were announced by ISDH. There are now 54,813 total COVID-19 cases in Indiana to date.
  • Eight new COVID-19 deaths were announced. The number of Indiana residents who have died from COVID-19 to date is now 2,610 total.
  • 604,635 total tests were reported - up from 595,558 since Thursday - showing a statewide positivity rate of 9.1%.

Statewide Hospital Capacity Statistics:

Ventilator capacity:

  • 14.1% Ventilators in Use - Non-COVID
  • 2.7% Ventilators in Use - COVID
  • 83.2% Ventilators Available

Statewide ICU bed capacity:

  • 54.5% ICU Beds in Use - Non-COVID
  • 11.2% ICU Beds in Use - COVID
  • 34.4% ICU Beds Available

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