COVID-19 in Indiana: State surpasses 50,000 cases

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday announced that 748 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, bringing the state total to 50,300.

Friday’s report showed the largest single-day increase in new cases in the state since May 5.

Several new cases were reported in local counties Friday, including seven in Vigo, three in Vermillion and two each in Sullivan, Martin, Knox, Greene and Clay.

A total of 2,555 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of nine over the previous day. One additional death was reported in Clay County for a total of five deaths in the county since the start of the pandemic.

Another 193 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, 37 percent of ICU beds and 84 percent of ventilators are available.

To date, 550,562 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 542,292 on Thursday. 

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

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