The Indiana State Dept. of Health today announced 370 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing to 32,437 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the new coronavirus following corrections to yesterday’s total.
During a virtual press briefing today, Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said she would caution residents from assuming the fewer number of cases means the virus’ spread has slowed. She said data collection was slowed during the holiday weekend, which could contribute to the lower number of cases reported over the weekend. She said more time and information is needed to determine if the virus’ spread in the state has slowed while the state has moved to reopen its economy in stages.
As of today, more than 41 percent of ICU beds and nearly 82 percent of ventilators are available.
A total of 1,871 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, an increase of 21 since yesterday. Another 159 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record, following a correction to yesterday’s total. Deaths are reported based on when data is received by the ISDH and occurred over multiple days.
To date, 235,333 tests have been reported to the ISDH, up from 230,749 on Tuesday.