COVID-19 in Indiana: State sees second day of record breaking numbers

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 1,253 new cases of COVID-19, setting a new daily total record for the second consecutive day.

That brings to 72,254 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

Several new cases were reported locally including 43 new cases in Vigo County and 12 in Sullivan County. Other counties reporting new cases included: Knox (7), Greene (5), Clay (5), Daviess (4), Parke (1) and Martin (1).

A total of 2,821 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 10 over the previous day.

Another 202 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.           

As of Friday, nearly 33 percent of ICU beds and nearly 81 percent of ventilators are available across the state.

To date, 817,104 tests for unique individuals have been reported to ISDH, up from 804,345 on Thursday.

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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