ISDH reports 693 new COVID-19 cases, 13 additional deaths

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday announced that 693 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. That brings to 34,211 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

New cases were reported locally in Vigo, Sullivan, Greene and Clay counties.

A total of 1,958 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 13 over the previous day.

Another 167 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. Nearly 40 percent of ICU beds and more than 83 percent of ventilators were available as of Saturday.

To date, 256,395 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 248,713 on Friday.

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.

For details about testing clinics, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

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