May 17, 2020 Update from Indiana State Department of Health

Last Updated on May 17, 2020 by Indiana State Department of Health

NOTE: The state map shows a total of 1553 cases to date in Cass County, which is an increase of 0 from Saturday.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana State Department of Health

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 511 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 27,778 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

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

A total of 1,607 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 11 over the previous day. Another 144 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record, following a correction to the previous day’s total. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

To date, 177,243 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 171,358 on Saturday.

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). A complete list of cases by county is posted at, which is updated daily at noon. Cases are listed by county of residence.

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.

Testing locations can be found through the COVID-19 testing link at