|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Jan. 8, 2021 CONTACT:
HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES STATEWIDE COVID-19 CASE COUNTS INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 6,199 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 552,594 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.
A total of 8,521 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 69 from the previous day. Another 371 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.
Decatur County has 2278 positives (21 new) and 9978 tested (43 new). Decatur County has 79 deaths from COVID-19 (1 new)
Bartholomew County has 5874 positives (70 new) and 33,052 positives (138 new)
Jennings County has 1796 positives (21 new) and 8616 tested (32 new)
Ripley County has 2722 positives (46 new) and 11,552 tested (84 new)
Shelby County has 3738 positives (45 new) and 16,053 tested (101 new)
Franklin County has 1339 positives (21 new) and 5351 tested (39 new)
Rush County has 16 deaths (1 new), 1364 positives (19 new) and 6695 tested (33 new)
To date, 2,724,389 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,694,585 on Thursday. A total of 6,005,403 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.
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