December 16, 2020 Update from Indiana State Department of Health

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

Stats from coronavirus.in.gov as of noon on 12/16/2020

Cass: 3718 (45 new cases); 36 deaths, 11.6% positivity
Carroll: 1098 (26 new cases); 14 deaths, 17.4% positivity
Fulton: 1221 (34 new cases); 22 deaths, 9.8% positivity
Pulaski: 685 (22 new cases); 28 deaths (4 new), 10.1% positivity
Miami: 2356 (28 new cases); 23 deaths (1 new), 13.9% positivity
Howard: 5567 (136 new cases); 91 deaths (2 new), 10.9% positivity
White: 1893 (20 new cases); 25 deaths (1 new), 17.7% positivity

Statewide ICU Bed Usage (2134 total capacity)
20.1% available
39.9% in use – COVID
40% in use – Non-COVID

District 4 ICU Bed Usage (71 total capacity)
19.7% available
46.5% in use – COVID
33.8% in use – Non-COVID

Statewide Ventilator Usage (2803 total capacity)
69.8% available
13.6% in use – COVID
16.6% in use – Non-COVID

District 4 Ventilator Usage (60 total capacity)
55% available
35% in use – COVID
10% in use – Non-COVID

COVID-19 Hospital Census – 12/15
Total COVID-19 patients – 3192 statewide; 155 in District 4

SOURCE: News release from Indiana State Department of Health

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 6,283 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 440,850 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

A total of 6,781 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 125 from the previous day. Another 320 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 the state and occurred over multiple days.           

To date, 2,461,562 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,446,551 on Tuesday. A total of 5,050,163 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

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

Fountain County
Covington Fire Station
210 4th St. Covington, IN

Grant County
Grant County 4H Testing
1403 E. SR 18 Marion, IN

Morgan County
Morgan County Testing
1749 Hospital Dr. Martinsville, IN

White County
Ivy Tech-White County Testing
1017 O Connor Blvd. Monticello, IN

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