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Three More COVID Deaths Recorded in Area

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One new COVID-19 related death has been reported in southwest Indiana while two have been added in western Kentucky. 

The Indiana Department of Health announced a fatality in Gibson County, raising that county’s pandemic death toll to 92.

No new COVID-related deaths were added in Vanderburgh, Warrick, or Posey counties.

A small but steady increase in infections continued in Vanderburgh County, where 13 cases were added on the Friday dashboard.

The county’s seven-day positivity rate for individuals worsened slightly to 7.1 percent.

The number of hospitalized COVID patients in the 12-county region of southwest Indiana rose by a dozen to 43.

Across Indiana, 17 more COVID-related deaths were recorded with nearly 1,200 new infections.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for individuals ticked down to 13.7 percent.

The Green River District Health Department reported two new COVID-related deaths determined by a state audit of death certificates.

The agency recorded 40 new infections and nine COVID patients hospitalized in the seven-county district.