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Vanderburgh County Reports 118 New Positive COVID-19 Cases, New Death

There were 118 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Vanderburgh County on Friday, in addition to one new COVID-19 death.

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 12:12 PM

The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 2,519 new positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the state of Indiana.

According to ISDH, 118 of those new positive cases are in Vanderburgh County, where 5,882 total positive cases of the virus have now been identified. Overall, ISDH says 157,713 total positive cases of COVID-19 have now been identified throughout the Hoosier State.

One new COVID-19 death was also reported in Vanderburgh County on Friday, bringing the total number of deaths caused by the virus in the county to 61.

There were also new local COVID-19 deaths reported in Daviess County and Gibson County on Friday. In Gibson County, ISDH says 12 total residents have now died from the virus. Daviess County's total number of COVID-19 deaths is now 34.

Overall, 27 new COVID-19 deaths were reported throughout the state of Indiana on Friday. 3,858 total Hoosiers are now confirmed to have died from COVID-19 by ISDH.

For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana, you can visit ISDH's COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated daily.



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