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Drive Thru Testing Sites This Week - ISDH Update

Monday, May 4, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jo Formal
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      CONTACT: jic@jic.in.gov
May 3, 2020                                                                                

HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES STATEWIDE COVID-19 CASE COUNTS,
ANNOUNCES 5 DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITES

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 645 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 19,933 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 Sunday, 43.7 percent of ICU beds and 80.4 percent of ventilators were available at hospitals throughout the state.

A total of 1,132 Hoosiers have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, an increase of 17 over the previous day. Another 114 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. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.                                                            

To date, 108,859 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 104,141 on Saturday.

Marion County had the most new cases, at 193. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (19), Carroll (16), Cass (70), Dearborn (16), Elkhart (16), Hamilton (14), Hendricks (19), Johnson (38), LaPorte (22), Lake (43), St. Joseph (13), Tippecanoe (36) and White (25). The Lake County totals include results from East Chicago and Gary, which have their own health departments.

ISDH will offer drive-thru testing clinics this week across the state. The testing is open to symptomatic healthcare workers, first responders or essential workers, individuals who have symptoms and are in a high-risk category due to age, weight or underlying health conditions, and those who live in the same residence as one of the priority categories. Participants should bring a driver’s license or other state-issued identification card. Tests will be conducted as long as supplies last and will be limited to one individual per vehicle.

Testing sites are:

East Chicago
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT May 4-5 
East Chicago Central High School
1100 W. Columbus Drive 

Lafayette
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, May 6-9
Lafayette Jeff High School
1801 S. 18th Street 

New Castle
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, May 6-9
First Baptist Church
709 S. Memorial Drive

Plymouth
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, May 6-9
Plymouth High School
#1 Big Red Drive

Seymour
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, May 6-9
Seymour High School
1350 W. Second St. 

Visit the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at www.coronavirus.in.gov for additional information on cases. The dashboard will be updated at noon daily. All cases are listed by county of residence.  

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