ISDH reports 481 new COVID-19 cases, 57 additional deaths

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday announced that 481 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the state total to 28,705.

The Vigo County Health Department on Tuesday reported four new COVID-19 cases for a total of 122 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 1,678 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 57 over the previous day. Sullivan County reported its first coronavirus-related death Tuesday; however, it is not yet reflected in the state total.

Another 146 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.

Local county totals as of Tuesday were:

  • Clay – 31 current, 1 death
  • Daviess – 54 current, 17 deaths
  • Greene – 138 current, 21 deaths, 2 recoveries
  • Knox – 1 current, 21 recoveries
  • Martin – 8 current
  • Parke – 17 current
  • Sullivan – 27 current, 1 death
  • Vermillion – 7 current
  • Vigo – 116 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 remain steady. More than 41 percent of ICU beds and more than 80 percent of ventilators were available as of Sunday.

To date, 189,330 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 183,912 on Monday.

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 facilitate testing, ISDH will host four drive-thru clinics Thursday through Saturday in Shelbyville, Wheatfield, Brazil and Hammond. Each clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Brazil clinic will be held at Forest Park 911 on Bonnie Geyne Miller Drive.

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

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