Vanderburgh County and Indiana Report Record-Breaking Numbers of New COVID-19 Cases

Both Vanderburgh County and Indiana as a whole saw record-breaking single-day increases of new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 86 new positive cases of the virus being reported in Vanderburgh County and 1,495 being reported throughout the Hoosier State.

Posted: Oct 2, 2020 11:15 AM
Updated: Oct 2, 2020 1:13 PM

Vanderburgh County saw a record-breaking day of new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday. 

There were 86 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Vanderburgh County on Friday, which brought the total number of identified COVID-19 cases in the county so far to 4,052. 

While a record-high increase was reported in Vanderburgh County on Friday, the state as a whole saw its new highest new single-day increase as well. 

1,495 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported throughout the state of Indiana on Friday, meaning so far, 122,640 total Indiana residents have now tested positive for the virus. 

There were also 13 new COVID-19 deaths reported throughout the state on Friday.  

Six of the newly reported deaths had occurred locally, with both Pike County and Warrick County seeing three new COVID-19 deaths each. That brought the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Pike County to four, and the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Warrick County to 52. 

The Hoosier State's high day of new cases came on the same day that United States President Donald Trump said he and First Lady Melania Trump had both tested positive for COVID-19. 

Indiana entered into Stage 5 of Governor Eric Holcomb's "Back on Track Indiana" plan on Saturday, with the Hoosier governor also extending the state's mask mandate and renewing the ongoing public health emergency. 

You can find more information on COVID-19 in Indiana on ISDH's COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated daily.

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It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
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