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2 More COVID Deaths in Vanderburgh; Another in Dubois


The COVID death toll continues to rise in southwest Indiana. 

The Indiana State Department of Health announced two more COVID-related deaths in Vanderburgh County and another in Dubois County.

The agency also reported 71 new infections in Vanderburgh, pushing the County’s total since March to nearly 7,000.

Vanderburgh’s death toll rose to 84.

The fatality in Dubois County was reported one day after the state issued a “code red” designation for that county, due to a high positivity rate and a spread of the coronavirus.

No new deaths were recorded in Warrick, Posey, or Gibson counties on the Thursday dashboard.

The number of hospitalized COVID patients in southwest Indiana was up to 168, with the number of available intensive care beds down to about 16 percent in the 12-county region.

Statewide, 45 new deaths were announced along with another single-day record for new infections, more than 4,400.

In western Kentucky, the Green River District Health Department reported 119 new COVID infections.

That’s the second highest single-day total of the pandemic.

No new COVID-related deaths were recorded in the seven-county district.