Indiana health officials confirm 5,700 new COVID-19 cases

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– The Indiana Department of Health announced Friday that 5,700 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings the total to 324,537, the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

Vigo County confirmed 78 new cases and 2 new deaths. Sullivan County and Clay County both reported 35 new cases. Knox County reported 33 new cases and 1 new death. Parke and Greene County confirmed 14 new cases. Vermillion County reported 16 new cases and 3 new deaths. Daviess County confirmed 30 new cases and 1 new death.

Both Parke County and Sullivan County are the only two local counties shaded red.

A total of 5,328 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 33 from the previous day. Another 266 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days. 

To date, 2,162,110 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,145,727 on Thursday. A total of 4,148,596 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

The state Department of Health will offer free drive-thru testing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The locations are:

Clay County:
Clay County Testing
911 Bonnie Geyne Miller Dr.
Brazil, IN

Lake County:
St. Timothy Church-Gary
1600 W. 25th Ave.
Gary, IN

Ripley County:
Batesville Fire Department
115 E. Catherine St.
Batesville, IN

Wabash County (inside):
Friends Church
3563 S. IN-13
Wabash, IN

To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

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