INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 452 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 36,096 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, nearly 38 percent of ICU beds and nearly 83 percent of ventilators are available.
A total of 2,052 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 20 over the previous day. Another 179 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, 285,234 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 277,815 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 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.
Joint Information Center Update for Media
The COVID-19 Joint Information Center (JIC), which is staffed by State of Indiana public information personnel, is adjusting its operational hours beginning today.
The new JIC hours are:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: Closed
Media with inquiries related to COVID-19 should continue to email the JIC at email@example.com. The inbox will be monitored on a limited basis after hours. Inquiries received after hours will receive a response during the next business day.