The state has released another encouraging report on COVID-19 in southwest Indiana.

The Indiana Department of Health reported 76 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 12,743 confirmed deaths. The state also reported nearly 7,800 new cases in the last week, the most reported in a single week since mid-February.


A new COVID-19 related death is reported in Dubois County while another is added in western Kentucky. 


No new COVID 19-related deaths have been added in southwest Indiana but two are reported in western Kentucky. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Indiana Republican lawmakers to change the way local health officials are allowed to do their jobs during a public emergency.