Saturday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 8,451 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 244,887 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous days dashboard.
A total of 4,638 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 25 from the previous day. Another 250 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 adds 23 new positives bringing that number to 997 with 72 newly tested bringing that number to 6751.

Neighboring Bartholomew County adds 87 new positives bringing the number to 2263 and 23,275 tested (307 new). Shelby County adds 39 new positives bringing that number to 1433 with 10,660 tested (110 new). Ripley County with 55 new bringing the number of positives to 916 with 7404 tested (120 new). Jennings County with 629 positives (13 new) and 5438 tested (51 new). Rush County – 16 new bringing the number to 428 and 4349 tested (55 new). Franklin – 524 positives (19 new) and 3465 tested (52 new).
To date, 1,917,951 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,893,070 on Friday. A total of 3,482,745 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

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