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Vanderburgh County Reports 1 New COVID-19 Death, 16 Total

One new COVID-19 death was reported in Vanderburgh County on Tuesday, Aug. 18, which brought the county's coronavirus death toll to 16 in total.

Posted: Aug 18, 2020 11:15 AM
Updated: Aug 18, 2020 11:34 AM

Vanderburgh County's total number of COVID-19 deaths increased by one on Tuesday after one new coronavirus death was reported in the county by the state health department. The first COVID-19 death was reported in Vanderburgh County on April 6.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department confirmed the new COVID-19 death to be that of a 78-year-old man who lived in the county.

Statewide in Indiana, there were 28 new COVID-19 deaths reported overall on Tuesday by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).

After Tuesday's report, 2,954 total Hoosiers are now confirmed to have died of the novel coronavirus.

Additionally, 850 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported throughout the state of Indiana on Tuesday, bringing the number of Indiana residents known to have contracted the virus to date to 81,847 total, since the first positive case of coronavirus was recorded in the state on March 6, 2020.

So far, 928,618 total Indiana residents have been tested for COVID-19, up from 914,633 since Monday's report. This shows a positivity rate of 8.8% throughout the state - which is found by dividing the total number of tests by the total number of individuals who have tested positive.

More information on COVID-19 in Indiana can be found on ISDH's website and is updated daily.

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