December 21, 2020 Update from Indiana State Department of Health

Last Updated on December 21, 2020 by Indiana State Department of Health

Stats from as of noon on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020:

Cass: 3934 (14 new cases); 36 deaths, 9% positivity
Carroll: 1185 (20 new cases); 14 deaths, 18.2% positivity
Fulton: 1280 (6 new cases); 23 deaths, 7.3% positivity
Pulaski: 758 (15 new cases); 29 deaths, 16%positivity
Miami: 2512 (16 new cases); 24 deaths, 12% positivity
Howard: 5997 (37 new cases); 102 deaths, 13.6% positivity
White: 2088 (16 new cases); 25 deaths, 14.7% positivity

Statewide ICU Bed Usage (2159 total capacity)
25% available
30.8% in use – COVID
44.2% in use – Non-COVID

District 4 ICU Bed Usage (71 total capacity)
26.8% available
52.1% in use – COVID
21.1% in use – Non-COVID

Statewide Ventilator Usage (2806 total capacity)
71.7% available
12.3% in use – COVID
16% in use – Non-COVID

District 4 Ventilator Usage (60 total capacity)
65% available
28.3% in use – COVID
6.7% in use – Non-COVID

COVID-19 Hospital Census – 12/20
Total COVID-19 patients – 2967 statewide; 145 in District 4

SOURCE: News release from Indiana State Department of Health

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 3,978 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 468,219 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

A total of 7,101 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 31 from the previous day. Another 337 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, 2,533,672 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,523,679 on Sunday. A total of 5,288,642 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-19 testing on the following schedule this week:

Tuesday and Wednesday:
Knox Community Center
55 E. Lake St. Knox, IN
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Whitley County 4-H Center
680 W. Squawbuck Rd. Columbia City, IN
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Washington County Fairgrounds
118 N. Fair St. Salem, IN
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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