The Indiana State Dept. of Health today announced 541 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing to 21,033 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the new coronavirus following corrections to yesterday’s total.
As of Tuesday, approximately 44 percent of ICU beds and 80 percent of ventilators were available at hospitals throughout the state.
A total of 1,213 Hoosiers have died of COVID-19, an increase of 62 over the previous day. Another 113 probable deaths have been reported. 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. Deaths are reported based on when data is received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.
Long-term care facilities reported 420 deaths this week, up from 260 last week. The deaths in the facilities have accounted for a little over a third of the total COVID-19 deaths in Indiana.
To date, 115,834 tests have been reported to the ISDH, up from 113,297 on Monday.