May 8, 2020 Update from Indiana State Department of Health

NOTE: As of noon on May 8, ISDH reports 1497 cases of COVID-19 in Cass County.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana State Department of Health

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 675 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 23,146 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 remains steady. Nearly 40 percent of ICU beds and more than 81 percent of ventilators were available as of Friday.

A total of 1,328 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 33 over the previous day. Another 119 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 ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

To date, 130,128 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 124,782 on Thursday.

Marion County had the most new cases, at 176. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (39), Bartholomew (14), Cass (29), Elkhart (23), Greene (14), Hamilton (11), Hendricks (31), Henry (13), Jackson (33), Johnson (16), Lake (74), Porter (12) and St. Joseph (44). The Lake County totals include results from East Chicago and Gary, which have their own health departments.

ISDH has partnered with OptumServe to provide free testing at 20 sites around the state, with an additional 30 sites opening next week. Individuals can register online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling (888) 634-1116.

Additional testing sites around the state, including ISDH drive-thru clinics, can be found on the COVID-19 testing information link at www.coronavirus.in.gov. Nearly 130 testing locations are included in the map, which is updated daily as clinics are added.