14 more local Hoosiers die of COVID-19; 63 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

14 more local Hoosiers die of COVID-19; 63 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

INDIANA (WFIE) - The Indiana State Department of Health reports Tuesday 1,551 new COVID-19 cases and 48 new COVID-19 related deaths.

This brings the total in the state to 150,664 coronavirus cases and 3,775 total deaths.

According to the state map, there are ten new COVID-19 related deaths in Vanderburgh County, one new death in Warrick County, one new death in Dubois County, one new death in Posey County, and one new death in Pike County.

Vanderburgh Health officials say those ten deaths include six men ages 56, 73, 74, 78, and two 90-year-olds. The four women were ages 68, 79, 85, and 92.

They say four of those people were from one long term care facility.

The six others were not in long term care.

The state map shows there are 63 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 19 new cases in Warrick County, 14 new cases in Dubois County, 14 new cases in Perry County, six new cases in Posey County, eight new cases in Gibson County, two new cases in Spencer County, and three new cases in Pike County.

Pike County health officials say they have seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 positive people and close contacts who are not answering the calls/texts from ISDH Contact Tracing Call Center and from the local health department.

They say promptly answering/returning these calls are very important to decrease the spread of the virus.

Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.

  • Vanderburgh Co. - 5,530 cases, 60 deaths
  • Dubois Co. - 1,337 cases, 25 deaths
  • Warrick Co. - 1,865 cases, 64 deaths
  • Perry Co. - 289 cases, 14 deaths
  • Posey Co. - 674 cases, 6 deaths
  • Gibson Co. - 826 cases, 11 deaths
  • Spencer Co. - 368 cases, 6 deaths
  • Pike Co. - 316 cases, 13 deaths

Copyright 2020 WFIE. All rights reserved.