Thursday COVID update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 6,543 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 511,485 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

A total of 7,911 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 99 from the previous day. Another 352 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 2106 positives (29 new) and 9594 tested (91 new). Decatur County ends the year 2020 with 73 COVID deaths.

As for neighboring counties
Jennings County has 1696 positives (17 new) and 8380 tested (46 new). 2 more residents have died bringing the number to 32 for the year.
Ripley County has 2476 positives (42 new) and 11,085 tested (61 new) and ending the year with 40 resident deaths.
Bartholomew County has 5466 positives (72 new) and 32,114 tested (167 new). 1 new death bringing the number to 85.
Shelby County has 3404 positives (64 new) and 15,429 tested (120 new). 1 new death bringing the number on the year to 73.
Rush County has 1192 positives (23 new) and 6360 tested (40 new). 1 new death bringing the number to 14.
Franklin County has 1213 positives (14 new and 5090 tested (42 new). The number of deaths is 28.

 To date, 2,636,695 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,622,879 on Wednesday. A total of 5,681,710 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

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