Health officials report more than 500 coronavirus deaths in Marion County

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 581 new positive coronavirus cases since Tuesday at noon, bringing the state’s total to 29,274.

ISDH also announced an additional 38 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 1,716.

Marion County reported their totals as 8,656 cases and 505 deaths – the most in the state.

Marion County had the most new cases, at 119. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (53), Clinton (14), Hamilton (14), Hendricks (10), Howard (20), Johnson (14), Lake (78), Porter (10), St. Joseph (41) and Tippecanoe (18).

The new numbers show 195,738 people have been tested statewide with a rate of 15% positive.

ISDH is now reporting 148 total probable deaths. The agency said 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.

The health department said deaths are reported based on when data is received, and could reflect a period of multiple days.

The state has yet to provide information on recoveries.

Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady. As of today, 39 percent of ICU beds and nearly 81 percent of ventilators were available as of Sunday.

For complete statistics reported by ISDH, visit Coronavirus.IN.Gov.

More from The Indiana State Department of Health:

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’s at greater risk for severe illness, also are encouraged to get tested.

To find a testing location, visit the COVID-19 testing information link at www.coronavirus.in.gov.

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