HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES STATEWIDE COVID-19 CASE COUNTS
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 646 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 33,068 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.
Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady. As of today, more than 39 percent of ICU beds and more than 82 percent of ventilators are available.
A total of 1,907 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 37 over the previous day following a correction to the previous day’s total. Another 161probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record, following a correction to the previous day’s total. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.
To date, 242,287 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 235,333 on Wednesday.
Hoosiers who have symptoms of COVID-19 and those who have been exposed and need a test to return to work are encouraged to visit a state-sponsored testing site for free testing. Individuals without symptoms who are at high risk because they are over age 65, have diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or another underlying condition, as well as those who are pregnant, live with a high-risk individual or are a member of a minority population that is at greater risk for severe illness, also are encouraged to get tested.
ISDH will host drive-thru testing clinics from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday at the following locations:
Shelbyville High School
2003 S. Miller Street
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Miller School – Hammond
6530 New Hampshire
Hammond, IN 46323
Ivy Tech Community College – Princeton
2431 S. Crabtree Drive
Princeton, IN 47670
Franklin County 4-H Fairgrounds
7178 Blue Creek
To find additional testing locations, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link. More than 200 locations are available around the state.