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COVID Claims 14 Local Lives; Single Day Record

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Vanderburgh County has seen its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health announced 14 new COVID-related deaths in the county on its Tuesday dashboard.

The surge pushed Vanderburgh’s death toll since March to 171.

The state agency also reported three new fatalities in Warrick County, two in Posey County, two in Gibson County, one in Pike County, and one in Dubois County.

Vanderburgh County saw more than 100 new infections.

The number of hospitalized COVID patients in southwest Indiana rose to 278, with less than 20 percent of intensive care beds available in the 12-county region.

Statewide, 129 new COVID-related deaths were recorded with more than 4,300 new infections.

The agency said Indiana has now administered more than 5 million COVID tests. About 435,000 have come back positive since March.

In western Kentucky, the Green River District Health Department reported five new COVID-related deaths, three of them in Ohio County and two in Daviess County.

228 new infections were recorded in the seven-county district.