State releases updated COVID-19 results


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that 2,587 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 169,112 the total number of Indiana residents known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

There have been 33 additional deaths from COVID-19 in Indiana since Oct. 22. This brings the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Indiana to 3,991.

The results are as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. The ISDH’s novel coronarvirus dashboard is updated at noon daily.

A total of 1,233 Jackson County residents have tested positive for the virus, an increase of nine from Monday’s total. This makes the seven-day positivity rate of the county 11.2%.

No deaths were reported in the county, leaving that total at 19. Of those deaths, 52.6% have been people over the age of 80, 26.3% were 70 to 79 and 15.8% were 60 to 69. The only other age group to have any deaths in the county was 40 to 49 (5.3%).

There have been 16,149 tests administered overall in Jackson County, an increase of 153 from Tuesday.

Across the state, 29% of the intensive care beds and 77.8% of the ventilators are available for use.

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