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Five New COVID Deaths Added in Southwest Indiana, Western Kentucky


Two new COVID 19-related deaths have been recorded in the Evansville area, along with three in the Owensboro area. 

The Indiana Department of Health announced one new fatality in Vanderburgh County and another in Gibson County.

Vanderburgh’s pandemic death toll climbed to 396, while Gibson’s toll reached 91 on the Tuesday dashboard.

New infections remained low with seven added in Vanderburgh County.

Vanderburgh’s seven-day positivity rate among individuals also improved to 7.3 percent.

The state agency reported 781 more fully vaccinated local residents, raising Vanderburgh’s total to 64,500.

Across southern Indiana, the number of hospitalized COVID patients fell by six to 36 in the 12-county region.

Statewide, a dozen more COVID-related deaths were added along with more than 800 new infections.

The Green River District Health Department reported three new fatalities in Daviess County and one in Ohio County.

The agency said two of the fatalities were discovered through a state audit of death certificates.

54 new COVID infections were added with eight persons hospitalized in the seven-county district of western Kentucky.

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