Vanderburgh County Sets New Record with 126 New Positive COVID-19 Cases, 4 New Deaths

1,832 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported throughout Indiana on Friday. 126 of those new positive cases were reported in Vanderburgh County, as were four new COVID-19 deaths.

Posted: Oct 9, 2020 11:02 AM
Updated: Oct 9, 2020 1:16 PM

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 1,832 new positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the  Hoosier State.

Friday's report is the highest number of new positive cases identified throughout the state so far, topping the previous record number of new positive cases by nearly 400. The state's previous-highest one day increase was set just one day earlier on Thursday, when 1,488 new positive cases of the virus were reported.

Vanderburgh County also saw another record-breaking day, with 126 new positive cases of the virus being reported there on Friday.  So far, 4,652 Vanderburgh County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Vanderburgh County's total number of COVID-19 deaths also increased to 41 after four new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Friday.

Just hours before the state health department reported record-breaking numbers of new positive COVID-19 cases and deaths within Indiana and Vanderburgh County, Evansville's mayor imposed new restrictions on gathering sizes in an attempt to slow the surging spread of COVID-19 within the area.


LINK: Vanderburgh County in State's COVID-19 'Orange' Status


There were also two new COVID-19 deaths reported locally in Gibson County on Friday, bringing the county's total number of COVID-19 deaths so far to nine.

A total of 3,534 Indiana residents have now died from COVID-19, according to the state health department.

For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana, you can view the ISDH Dashboard, which is updated daily.



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