650 Additional Hoosiers Test Positive for COVID-19

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 650 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and private laboratories.

That brings to 22,503 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

While the number of cases has increased, intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady. As of Wednesday, 42 percent of ICU beds and about 80 percent of ventilators were available at hospitals throughout the state.

To date, 124,782 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 120,496 on Wednesday.

Marion County had the newest cases, at 186. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (26), Cass (29), Elkhart (27), Greene (31), Hamilton (12), Henry (11), Jackson (32), Johnson (11), LaPorte (20), Lake (55), Madison (12), Porter (13), St. Joseph (15) and White (28). The Lake County totals include results from East Chicago and Gary, which have their own health departments.

  • Lawrence County has 112 positive cases, 15 deaths, and 641 people have been tested
  • Monroe County has 137 positive cases, 9 deaths, and 1,516 people have been tested
  • Bartholomew County has 316 positive cases, 21 deaths, and 706 people have been tested
  • Brown County has 25 positive cases, 1 death, and 94 people have been tested
  • Daviess County has 54 positive cases, 15 deaths, and 423 people have been tested
  • Greene County has 132 positive cases, 9 deaths, and 545 people have been tested
  • Jackson County has 219 positive cases, 1 death, and 775 people have been tested
  • Martin County has 7 positive cases, 0 deaths, and 84 people have been tested
  • Orange County has 106 positive cases, 14 deaths, and 363 people have been tested
  • Washington County has 45 positive cases, 1 deaths, and 303 people have been tested

A total of 1,295 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 31 over the previous day. Another 119 probable deaths have been reported. Probable deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans, and other clinical symptoms but for which no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

To increase testing, 20 sites around the state are now open through a partnership with OptumServe. Individuals can register online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling (888) 634-1116. Clinics run Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and an additional 30 testing sites will be announced by next week.

ISDH also is offering drive-thru testing clinics in East Chicago, Plymouth, New Castle, Seymour, and Lafayette this week.

All sites are listed on the COVID-19 testing link at www.coronavirus.in.gov/.