ISDH reports 511 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more virus deaths


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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 511 new positive coronavirus cases since Saturday at noon, bringing the state’s total to 27,778.

ISDH also announced an additional 11 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 1,607. The state is reporting another 144 probable deaths based on “clinical diagnoses in patients for whom 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.

Marion County reported their totals as 8,303 cases and 477 deaths – the most in the state.

Marion County had the most new cases, at 154. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (14), Bartholomew (12), Delaware (17), Dubois (30), Elkhart (29), Hamilton (10), Hendricks (12), Johnson (12), Lake (32), St. Joseph (24) and Tippecanoe (12). The Lake County totals include results from East Chicago and Gary, which have their own health departments.

The new numbers show 177,243 people have been tested statewide with a rate of 15.6% positive.

Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remains steady. More than 38% of ICU beds and more than 80% of ventilators were available as of Sunday.

The state has yet to provide information on recoveries.

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

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