ISDH announces 1,551 new coronavirus cases, 48 additional deaths

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 1,551 new positive coronavirus cases Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 150,664.

Those new cases were reported to ISDH bewteen Oct. 16 – Oct. 19 following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

ISDH also announced 48 additional confirmed deaths from coronavirus, bringing Indiana’s total to 3,775. The new deaths were reported to ISDH from Oct. 8 – Oct. 18.

ISDH dashboard data indicated a 7-day unique individual positivity rate of 12.4%, with a cumulative rate of 9.6% positive.

The latest ISDH dashboard data indicates a 7-day all-test positivity rate of 6.7%, with a cumulative rate of 5.8% positive.

According to the data, 17,654 new tests were administered statewide, with the total number of tests at 2,551,406.

ISDH says 36.3% of ICU beds and 78.1% of ventilators are available across the state.

Marion County reported a total of 24,697 cases and 784 coronavirus deaths to date, the most in the state.

The agency also is reporting 233 total probable deaths in Indiana. 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.

For complete statistics reported by ISDH, including total tests administered and demographic data, visit Coronavirus.In.Gov.

More from the Indiana State Department of Health:

ISDH will offer free testing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Saturday at the following locations:

Crown Point
Lake County Health Department
2900 W. 93rd Ave.

Marion
Grant County Fairgrounds
1403 IN-18

Bedford
First Assembly of God
2601 27th St.

Rockport
Lincolnland Economic Development Corp.
2792 N US-231

To find other testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

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