The Journal Gazette
 
 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:00 pm

Verbatim: Health Department Updates Statewide COVID-19 Case Counts, Announces Drive-Thru Testing Clinics

The following was released on Tuesday, May 19, 2020:

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 481 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 28,705 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 remain steady. More than 41 percent of ICU beds and more than 80 percent of ventilators were available as of Sunday.

A total of 1,678 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 57 over the previous day. Another 146 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record, following a correction to the previous day’s total. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

To date, 189,330 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 183,912 on Monday.

Marion County had the most new cases, at 145. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (22), Elkhart (48), Hamilton (11), Hancock (11), Hendricks (14), Johnson (13), Lake (61), Montgomery (12) and St. Joseph (32). A complete list of cases by county is posted at www.coronavirus.in.gov, which is updated daily at noon. Cases are listed by county of residence.

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 facilitate testing, ISDH will host four drive-thru clinics Thursday through Saturday in Shelbyville, Wheatfield, Brazil and Hammond. Each clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the addresses below:

Shelbyville High School

2003 S. Miller St.

Shelbyville, IN

 

Kankakee Valley Middle School

5257 IN 10

Wheatfield, IN

 

Forest Park 911

Bonnie Geyne Miller Dr.

Brazil, IN

 

Oliver P. Morton High School

6915 Grand Ave.

Hammond, IN

 

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


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