Indiana COVID-19 cases top 25,000; death toll rises in Greene County

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INDIANAPOLIS — COVID-19 cases in Indiana reached 25,127, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

The ISDH on Tuesday reported 566 new cases of the coronavirus. Locally, new cases were reported in Vigo and Greene Counties.

Also on Tuesday, 33 additional deaths were reported, including two in Greene County. To date, 1,444 Hoosiers have died as a result of the coronavirus.

Local county totals as of Tuesday were:

  • Clay – 23 current, 1 death
  • Daviess – 39 current, 17 deaths
  • Greene – 133 current, 16 deaths, 2 recoveries
  • Knox – 1 current, 20 recoveries
  • Martin – 7 current
  • Parke – 16 current
  • Sullivan – 20 current
  • Vermillion – 7 current
  • Vigo – 80 current, 6 deaths

A complete list of cases by county is posted at www.coronavirus.in.gov, which is updated daily at noon. Cases are listed by county of residence.

According to the ISDH, intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remains steady throughout the state. Nearly 45 percent of ICU beds and more than 81 percent of ventilators were available as of Tuesday.

To date, 150,510 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 146,688 on Monday.

Beginning Wednesday, nearly two dozen additional testing sites will open around the state as part of Indiana’s large-scale testing effort for COVID-19. Locations and registration will be added to the COVID-19 testing map at www.coronavirus.in.gov. Counties include Jasper, Marshall, Noble, Lagrange, Allen, Fountain-Warren, Clinton, Boone, Hancock, Hamilton, Marion, Randolph, Grant, Howard, Parke, Putnam, Greene, Lawrence, Jackson, Monroe, Clark, Decatur, Dearborn, Ripley, Harrison, Posey and Perry.

Additional sites will be added once locations are finalized.

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’s at greater risk for severe illness, also are encouraged to get tested.

Individuals should bring proof of Indiana residency such as a state-issued ID, work ID or utility bill.

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