Monroe County's total COVID-19 case number rose by 12 to 202, marking the largest single-day case increase the county has seen thus far. And the Monroe County total death toll is now up five, at 23.
This follows the state's announcement Monday that anyone in Indiana who wishes to get tested for the new coronavirus can do so at an OptumServe testing site. There are four testing sites in Monroe County, one of which is an OptumServe site.
Data provided shows 5,463 Monroe County residents have been tested.
Twenty-four more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, while the state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 41,000, state health officials said Wednesday.
All but three of Indiana’s newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths occurred on June 11 or later, the Indiana State Department of Health said. The 24 new deaths boosted Indiana’s confirmed pandemic death toll to 2,289 since the first fatality was reported in mid-March.
The state agency has alsorecorded186 fatalities considered coronavirus-related by doctors but without confirmation of the illness from test results. Those deaths give Indiana 2,475 confirmed or presumed deaths from the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.
The state health department also reported 264 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, raising Indiana’s total to 41,013.
To date, 371,182 test results have been reported to the state agency and about 11% of those results have been positive for the coronavirus.
Indiana’s weekly update of pandemic deaths at the state’s nursing homes, released each Monday, shows that deaths at those homes had increased by 71 to 1,082 in a week.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and state health officials have stopped identifying nursing homes with outbreaks,despite complaints from relatives of home residents about a lack of communication about illnesses and deaths. State officials maintain those facilities face federal and state requirements to notify the families about their COVID-19 status.
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