On Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health said it had identified a new COVID-19 death in Vanderburgh County.
After Friday's report of one new COVID-19 death in the county, ISDH said Vanderburgh County had now reached 394 total COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.
Though no other new COVID-19 deaths were identified in southwestern Indiana outside of Vanderburgh County's, ISDH said that new positive cases of the virus had been identified in all of our local counties.
Local COVID-19 Increases Reported Friday:
- Vanderburgh County: 16 new cases, 1 new death
- Warrick County: 5 new cases
- Daviess County: 5 new cases
- Gibson County: 4 new cases
- Knox County: 4 new cases
- Dubois County: 3 new cases
- Perry County: 2 new cases
- Posey County: 1 new case
- Pike County: 1 new case
- Spencer County: 1 new case
Including the local COVID-19 increases reported Friday, ISDH said 1,327 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus had been identified throughout the Hoosier State.
In addition, 14 new COVID-19 deaths were reported statewide on Friday, including the new death reported in Vanderburgh County.
Now, 704,632 total Indiana residents have tested positive for COVID-19 to date, while 12,803 total have died from it, according to ISDH.
Updated Statewide COVID-19 Numbers for April 16 Via ISDH
In Indiana, any individual who's at least 16-years-old can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
For individuals in the Indianapolis area, the state health department will be offering the Moderna vaccine from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
For more information on COVID-19 in Indiana, you can visit the state health department's COVID-19 dashboard.