New COVID-19 death reported in Vigo County

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported a new COVID-19 related death in Vigo County, bringing the county death toll to eight. Three new coronavirus cases were also reported for a total of 153.

New cases were also reported in Clay, Knox, Parke and Sullivan Counties.

Knox County health officials announced three additional cases not currently included in the state number.

Local county totals as of Thursday were:

  • Clay – 45 current, 1 death
  • Daviess – 13 current, 17 deaths, 56 recoveries
  • Greene – 77 current, 24 deaths, 67 recoveries
  • Knox – 6 current, 22 recoveries
  • Martin – 9 total
  • Parke – 19 total
  • Sullivan – 33 current, 1 death
  • Vermilion – 10 total
  • Vigo – 145 current, 8 deaths

Statewide, 646 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the ISDH. That brings to 33,068 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

A total of 1,907 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 37 over the previous day following a correction to the previous day’s total.

Another 161 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.

Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady. As of today, more than 39 percent of ICU beds and more than 82 percent of ventilators are available.

To date, 242,287 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 235,333 on Wednesday.

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 additional 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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