The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 244 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 37,623 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.
Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remains steady. As of today, more than 38 percent of ICU beds and 83 percent of ventilators are available.
A total of 2,135 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 14 over the previous day. Another 181 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.
To date, 309,503 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 304,263 on 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 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.
ISDH will host a free drive-thru clinic Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Merrillville Municipal Complex,
7820 Broadway, Merrillville, IN. To find other testing locations around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link. More than 200 locations are available around the state.