ISDH reports 292 new COVID-19 cases, 9 additional deaths

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday announced that 292 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 . That brings to 34,830 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

A total of 1,976 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 9 over the previous day. This includes one previously probable case that was later lab-confirmed.

One additional death was reported in Greene County.

Another 166 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record, following a correction to the previous day’s total. 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 today, nearly 41 percent of ICU beds and nearly 84 percent of ventilators are available.

To date, 265,896 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 261,546 on Sunday. 

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

To find testing locations, 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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