State health department reports 48 new coronavirus deaths, 676 cases

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 676 new positive coronavirus cases since Wednesday at noon, bringing the state’s total to 29,936.

ISDH also announced an additional 48 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 1,764.

Marion County reported their totals as 8,815 cases and 518 deaths – the most in the state.

Marion County had the most new cases, at 162. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (35), Boone (13), Clinton (22), Delaware (22), Elkhart (67), Hamilton (18), Hendricks (30), Henry (13), Johnson (18), Lake (64), St. Joseph (29), Tippecanoe (11) and White (13).

The new numbers show 202,995 people have been tested statewide with a rate of 14.7% positive.

ISDH is now reporting 149 total probable deaths. The agency said 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.

The health department said deaths are reported based on when data is received, and could reflect a period of multiple days.

Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady. As of today, more than 39 percent of ICU beds and nearly 81 percent of ventilators were available as of Thursday.

The state has yet to provide information on recoveries.

For complete statistics reported by ISDH, visit Coronavirus.IN.Gov.

May 21, 2020

More from The Indiana State Department of Health:

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’s at greater risk for severe illness, also are encouraged to get tested.

To find a testing location, visit the COVID-19 testing information link at www.coronavirus.in.gov.

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