There were 78 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Vanderburgh County on Monday, Oct. 5. The state health department says 4,298 total county residents have now tested positive for COVID-19 so far, with the first positive case of the virus being identified in the county in early March.
The Indiana State Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard also showed one new COVID-19 death in Vanderburgh County on Monday, which brought the county's COVID-19 death toll to a total of 32.
The Vanderburgh County Health Department says the resident whose COVID-19 death was confirmed on Monday was a 71-year-old woman.
With COVID-19 cases in Vanderburgh County seeing a major spike over the weekend, health officials continue to stress the importance of practicing safety guidelines to slow the spread of the virus.
Warrick County also saw one new COVID-19 death on Monday, which brought the total number of residents confirmed to have died from COVID-19 in the county to 54. There were also 19 new positive cases of the virus identified there, which brought the total number of identified cases in the county so far to 1,547 in total.
Overall, there were 835 new positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed throughout the state of Indiana on Monday, which brought the total number of Hoosiers known to have tested positive for COVID-19 so far to 125,976.
Seven new COVID-19 deaths were reported throughout the state on Monday. The total number of Indiana residents known to have died from COVID-19 so far is now 3,454.