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More COVID Deaths in Southwest Indiana and Western Kentucky


COVID-19 has claimed more lives in southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. 

The Indiana State Department of Health has reported two new COVID-related deaths in Vanderburgh County, one in Gibson County, and another in Spencer County.

Vanderburgh’s death toll rose to 92. The number of new cases in the county was lower than in recent days, at 52.

No new COVID-related deaths were recorded in Warrick, Posey, or Dubois counties.

214 COVID patients were hospitalized in southwest Indiana, with about 21 percent of intensive care beds available in the 12-county region.

Statewide, 63 COVID-related deaths were added in the Tuesday report along with more than 4,800 new infections.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate was just short of 10 percent.

In western Kentucky, the Green River District Health Department reported two new COVID-related fatalities – one in Daviess County and the other in McLean County.

The seven-county district set a single-day record for new infections, 147.

29 COVID patients were hospitalized in the seven-county district.