No New COVID Deaths in Area; Local Vaccinations Top 73,000

May 24, 2021

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Indiana health officials have released another encouraging COVID-19 report for southwest Indiana.

The state’s Department of Health announced no new COVID-related deaths in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, or Spencer counties.

The agency also recorded just two new infections in Vanderburgh County, while some area counties saw none on the Monday dashboard.

47 more Vanderburgh County residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The county’s total topped 73,000 over the weekend.

Vanderburgh’s seven-day positivity rate among individuals did rise to 8.2 percent, and the number of hospitalized COVID patients rose by six to 29 across the 12-county district of southwest Indiana.

Statewide, just one new COVID-19 related death was added with fewer than 400 new infections.

Indiana’s seven-day positivity rate was 10.2 percent, with about 3,500 more residents fully vaccinated against the virus.

In western Kentucky, the Green River District Health Department added 22 infections but no new deaths in the seven-county region.

13 COVID patients remained in the hospital.