County reports 531 positive COVID-19 tests

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 533 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 36,578 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

A total of 2,078 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 27 over the previous day. Another 180 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.

Bartholomew County is reporting 531 positive cases with 39 deaths.

The Bartholomew County Health Department says 5,768 tests have been administered with the 531 positive results and 4,406 negative results. There are 995 tests currently pending.

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.

Surrounding counties reported:

  • Jackson County: 401 positive cases, two deaths.
  • Jennings County: 132 positive cases, four deaths.
  • Decatur County: 231 positive cases, 32 deaths.
  • Shelby County: 397 positive cases, 22 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 1,125 positive cases, 113 deaths.
  • Brown County: 33 positive cases, one death.

To date, 291,638 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 285,234 on Thursday, following corrections to remove duplications.

Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remains steady. As of today, nearly 37 percent of ICU beds and 83 percent of ventilators are available.

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 find testing locations, visit and click on the COVID-19 testing information link. More than 200 locations are available around the state.