December 17, 2020 Update from Indiana State Department of Health

Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Indiana State Department of Health

Stats from as of noon on 12/17/2020

Cass: 3793 (36 new cases); 36 deaths, 11.2% positivity
Carroll: 1107 (9 new cases); 14 deaths, 17.9% positivity
Fulton: 1234 (13 new cases); 22 deaths, 7.7% positivity
Pulaski: 700 (15 new cases); 28 deaths, 10.3% positivity
Miami: 2396 (43 new cases); 23 deaths, 13.2% positivity
Howard: 5656 (88 new cases); 92 deaths (1 new), 10.9% positivity
White: 1934 (41 new cases); 25 deaths, 16.2% positivity

Statewide ICU Bed Usage (2141 total capacity)
20.2% available
31.9% in use – COVID
47.9% in use – Non-COVID

District 4 ICU Bed Usage (71 total capacity)
21.1% available
40.8% in use – COVID
38% in use – Non-COVID

Statewide Ventilator Usage (2800 total capacity)
69.9% available
13.6% in use – COVID
16.5% in use – Non-COVID

District 4 Ventilator Usage (60 total capacity)
53.3% available
36.7% in use – COVID
10% in use – Non-COVID

COVID-19 Hospital Census – 12/15
Total COVID-19 patients – 3147 statewide; 143 in District 4

SOURCE: News release from Indiana State Department of Health

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 6,458 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 447,190 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

A total of 6,860 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 79 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, 2,477,734 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,461,562 on Wednesday. A total of 5,102,994 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 and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.