The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting another 244 new positive cases of COVID-19 locally in Vanderburgh County.
This comes after state health officials reported a record-breaking number of 318 new positive cases of the virus in Vanderburgh County one day earlier on Thursday, in addition to the county's 200th total COVID-19 death.
Here are Friday's local COVID-19 increases for southwest Indiana:
Posey, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, and Spencer counties are currently in the state's Red Zone and will continue to see increased restrictions on gathering and event sizes through at least Jan. 24 following the Thursday extension of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's Executive Order.
Statewide COVID-19 Update
ISDH said Friday that statewide, 6,407 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been identified. That brought the number of Indiana residents known to have tested positive for COVID-19 so far to 517,773 total.
Including the new deaths reported locally, the state health department also said Friday that 106 new COVID-19 deaths had occurred statewide. Now, 8,016 total Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, according to ISDH.
As of its last update to its new COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard, ISDH said over 75,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered throughout the state.
More information on COVID-19 from ISDH can be viewed on www.coronavirus.in.gov, which is updated daily.