Confirmed COVID-19 cases in county grows to 219

The number of Jackson County residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 32 to 219 on Wednesday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health’s dashboard.

The state also announced 650 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories. That brings to 22,503 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total. 

While the number of cases has increased, intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady. As of Wednesday, 42% of ICU beds and about 80% of ventilators were available at hospitals throughout the state.

A total of 1,295 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 31 over the previous day. That total includes one Jackson County resident.

Another 119 probable deaths have been reported. Probable deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans and other clinical symptoms but for which no positive test is on record.

To date, 124,782 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 120,496 on Wednesday. That total includes 775 tests administered in Jackson County with 28.3% of those tests being positive.

To increase testing, 20 sites around the state are now open through a partnership with OptumServe. Individuals can register online at or by calling 888-634-1116. Clinics run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and an additional 30 testing sites will be announced by next week.

ISDH also is offering drive-thru testing clinics in East Chicago, Plymouth, New Castle, Seymour and Lafayette this week. All sites are listed on the COVID-19 testing link at