INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 481 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 28,705 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.
A total of 1,678 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 57 over the previous day. 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.
Bartholomew County is reporting 438 positive cases with 31 deaths, up one from Monday.
The Bartholomew County Health Department said 3,947 tests have been administered with the 438 positive tests and 2,912 negative tests. There are 665 tests pending in Bartholomew County.
The number of positives of Bartholomew County residents may include testing that was conducted out of county. Conversely, the number of total tests may also include submissions for non-Bartholomew County residents. The counts listed for positives and deaths is only for Bartholomew County residents only.
Surrounding counties reported:
- Jackson County: 336 positive cases, one death.
- Jennings County: 117 positive cases, four deaths.
- Decatur County: 220 positive cases, 31 deaths.
- Shelby County: 298 positive cases, 20 deaths.
- Brown County: 31 positive cases, one death.
- Johnson County: 1,016 positive cases, 97 deaths.
To date, 189,330 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 183,912 on Monday.
Marion County had the most new cases, at 145. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (22), Elkhart (48), Hamilton (11), Hancock (11), Hendricks (14), Johnson (13), Lake (61), Montgomery (12) and St. Joseph (32). 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.
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.
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, including one in Columbus, 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. at the addresses below:
The testing site in Shelbyville will be at Shelbyville High School, 2003 S. Miller St.
To find other testing locations around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.