COVID-19 in Indiana: New cases reported in local counties

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday announced that 510 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including eight new cases in the WTWO/WAWV coverage area.

Four new cases were reported in Sullivan County, while two new cases were reported in Vigo County. Parke and Daviess counties have each confirmed one new case.

The Knox County Health Department also reported four new cases of the virus Friday that are not currently included in the state total.

The ISDH is reporting a total of 44,140 Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

A total of 2,403 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 9 over the previous day.

Another 192 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 ISDH and occurred over multiple days.           

According to the ISDH, intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady. As of Friday, more than 36 percent of ICU beds and nearly 84 percent of ventilators are available.

To date, 453,890 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 444,252 on Thursday. The new tests reported include approximately 1,400 negative tests dating from May onward from a lab that recently began reporting negative results to ISDH’s electronic system.

Any Hoosier seeking COVID-testing can obtain it through one of the state-sponsored OptumServe sites, regardless of whether they are at high risk or have symptoms. To find testing locations around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link. More than 200 locations are available around the state.

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