An additional 152 Hoosiers are confirmed or presumed to have died from the coronavirus, pushing Indiana’s death toll from COVID-19 to 1,566, state health officials announced Friday.
A total of 1,328 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died from COVID-19, 33 more than on Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health said. Another 119 probable deaths also have been reported. Those are deaths that state officials said doctors blame on coronavirus infections without confirmation of the illness from test results.
Four additional cases are being reported in Monroe County, which brings the county's total to 141. The number of COVID-19 deaths in the county remains at nine.
According to ISDH, 1,570 Monroe County residents have been tested.
Numbers from the ISDH show coronavirus cases per capita in Monroe County are still well below statewide statistics: as of Friday, roughly 94 out of every 100,000 Monroe County residents have tested positive, compared to about 345 out of every 100,000 Hoosiers.
And Bloomington city and Monroe County officials said Friday that the county's OptumServe testing site will open in downtown Bloomington next week for those who are symptomatic and have passed an online screening.
UPDATE: Monroe County’s new OptumServe COVID-19 testing site will open next week in downtown Bloomington. Testing is only available for people who are showing symptoms and have been pre-screened online. @WFIUNews @wtiunews— Ethan Burks (@EthanMBurks) May 8, 2020
Testing shows 675 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing to 23,146 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the disease, the department said.
Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remained steady. Nearly 40 percent of ICU beds and more than 81 percent of ventilators were available as of Friday, the department said.
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