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COVID Cases Jump by Triple Digits in Vanderburgh County, Western KY


More than 140 new COVID cases are reported in Vanderburgh County, while the state of Indiana has topped 5,000 in a single day.

The Indiana State Department of Health tallied 146 new COVID infections in Vanderburgh County on its Wednesday dashboard.

On a more positive note, no new COVID-related deaths were reported in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, or Gibson counties.

The number of hospitalized COVID patients in southwest Indiana rose to 238, with just over 20 percent of intensive care beds available in the 12-county region.

Statewide, Indiana saw 31 new COVID-related deaths and more than 5,100 new infections. That’s a single day record.

Indiana’s seven-day positivity rate rose above 10 percent.

A triple-digit increase in COVID cases was reported in western Kentucky.

The Green River District Health Department added 139 new infections in the seven-county region, but no new COVID-related deaths.

The number of hospitalized patients climbed to 35.

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