Second county resident dies from COVID-19


A second Jackson County resident has died as a result of COVID-19.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday that a total of 2,022 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 46 from Monday.

ISDH also announced Tuesday that 430 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.

That brings the total number of Hoosiers known to have the novel coronavirus to 35,237 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

A total of 394 Jackson County residents have tested positive for the virus, an increase of six from Monday’s total. The second death of a county resident, reported Tuesday by the Indiana State Department of Health, occurred May 30.

Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remains steady. Around 43.9% of ICU beds and more than 83.4% of ventilators were available as of Tuesday.

To date, 271,919 tests have been reported to ISDH. This includes 1,914 Jackson County residents tested to date. 

Per 10,000 residents, 432.7 Jackson County residents have been tested.

Also, there have been 89.1 positive cases per 10,000 residents, and the fatality rate is 0.5 per 10,000.

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