2,062 new coronavirus cases, 51 additional deaths reported by ISDH


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 2,062 new positive coronavirus cases Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 166,564.

Those new cases were reported to ISDH between October 22 and October 26 and come following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

ISDH noted on today’s dashboard that “a historic load of negative labs resulted in the addition of 479 historical tested individuals and 1,310 historical tests administered to today’s counts.”

ISDH also announced 51 additional confirmed deaths from coronavirus, bringing Indiana’s total to 3,958. The new deaths were reported to ISDH from October 16 through October 26.

ISDH dashboard data indicated a 7-day unique individual positivity rate of 13.4%, with a cumulative rate of 10.1% positive.

The latest ISDH dashboard data indicates a 7-day all-test positivity rate of 7%, with a cumulative rate of 5.8% positive.

According to the data, 19,583 new tests were administered statewide, with the total number of tests at 2,754,311.

ISDH says 34.7% of ICU beds and 78.3% of ventilators are available across the state.

Marion County reported a total of 26,255 cases and 795 coronavirus deaths to date, the most in the state.

The agency also is reporting 236 total probable deaths in Indiana. Probable deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans and other clinical symptoms but for which no positive test is on record.

For complete statistics reported by ISDH, including total tests administered and demographic data, visit Coronavirus.In.Gov.

More from ISDH:

The state Department of Health will offer free drive-thru testing sites from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Saturday at the following locations:

Crown Point
Lake County Health Department
2900 W. 93rd Ave.

Morgan County Fairgrounds
1749 Hospital Dr.

Wabash Testing Clinic
1360 Manchester Ave.

West Lafayette
White Horse Christian Center
1780 Cumberland Ave.

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

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