COVID-19 hospital stays in Indiana proceed to rise

The Indiana State Department of Health showed an increase in COVID-19 hospital admissions in its statewide report on Monday.

According to ISDH, 2,221 patients with COVID-19 are now hospitalized across the country – an increase of 55 patients compared to 2,166 the previous day.

Just last week, the Deaconess Health System announced it was treating the highest number of COVID-19 patients since the pandemic began.

While Deaconess has dealt with most of the patients it has seen to date, the whole of Indiana has not topped its record 3,460 COVID-19 hospital admissions, which was recorded as early as November 2020.

State Health Department reports 2,916 new positive COVID-19 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Monday that another 2,916 Hoosiers had tested positive for COVID-19. That brings the total number of known COVID-19 cases in the state to 855,031 to date.

No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in the state on Monday, although an additional 439 probable deaths from clinical diagnoses have been reported in patients who have not tested positive, according to ISDH.

To date, 13,980 Hoosiers have died of COVID-19, according to the ISDH.

COVID-19 data released by the Indiana Department of Health on Monday, August 30th.

Of the new COVID-19 cases identified across the state on Monday, many have been identified locally here in southwest Indiana.

New local COVID-19 cases reported on Monday:

  • Vanderburgh County: 165 new positive cases
  • Warrick County: 54 new cases
  • Gibson County: 29 new positive cases
  • Pike County: 24 new cases
  • Posey County: 15 New Cases
  • Perry County: 14 new cases
  • Daviess County: 14 new cases
  • Dubois county: 13 new cases
  • Spencer County: 12 new cases
  • Knox County: 6 new cases

You can find more information about COVID-19 in Indiana on the ISDH dashboard here.

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