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Tuesday Update: HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES STATEWIDE COVID-19 CASE COUNTS

December 22, 2020
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corona virus updateThe Indiana Department of Health Tuesday announced that 3,758 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 471,876 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

In Marshall County there were 18 new positive cases of COVID bringing the total positive cases to 4,271.  There was also 1 new death reported bringing the county’s total COVID deaths to 67.  Only 32 new COVID tests were given with the total of 19,799 tests in all.   The 7-day positivity rate for all test was set at 8% while the 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals is 28.4%.

A total of 7,244 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 143 from the previous day. Another 337 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.

To date, 2,545,018 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,533,672 on Monday. A total of 5,330,603 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

The state Department of Health will offer free COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Knox Community Center
55 E. Lake St.

To find other testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

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