A number of new COVID-19 deaths were reported in southwestern Indiana by the Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, three new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Vanderburgh County. That brought the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 45. Due to the continued COVID-19 activity within the county, area leaders have taken additional steps to combat the spread of the virus.
There was also a new COVID-19 death reported in Warrick County, as well as in both Daviess and Pike counties.
After a COVID-19 death was reported in Pike County on Monday, Tuesday's report of an additional death in the county brought the total number of residents there known to have died from COVID-19 so far to eight.
Warrick County's total number of COVID-19 deaths reached 58 after Tuesday's update, and Daviess County's reached 31.
Overall, 27 new COVID-19 deaths were reported throughout the state of Indiana on Tuesday. That brought the total number of Hoosiers known to have died from the virus so far to 3,595.
A proportionately large number of new COVID-19 cases were also reported throughout the state on Tuesday - 1,569 new positive cases of the virus, to be exact. That brought the total number of Indiana residents known to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far to 138,104.
Southwest Indiana also saw its fair share of those new positive cases, with 106 of them being in Vanderburgh County, 23 in Warrick County, and 17 in Dubois County.
More information on COVID-19 in Indiana can be found on the state health department's dashboard, which is updated daily.