Indiana Officials Report 506 New Cases of Coronavirus, 14 Additional Deaths

In this July 29, 2020, file photo, a health worker wears a protective face mask, face shield and gloves while performing a COVID-19 nasal swab test on a friend of the photographer on the Upper West Side as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus in New York City.
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Health officials in Indiana say 506 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed statewide over the last 24 hours, with 14 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

According to newly released data from the Indiana State Department of Health, a total of 82,336 Hoosiers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. Over the last 24 hours, 5,983 individuals have been tested for the virus, well under the 12,106 reported one day earlier. Those numbers bring the statewide total to 934,033 residents tested during the pandemic.

Those totals also bring the state’s 7-day positivity rate down from 7.8% to 7.7%, while the overall positivity rate on tests conducted during the pandemic now stands at 8.8%.

Wednesday's 14 additional deaths brings the state’s total number of fatalities related to the virus to 2,968, with an additional 212 deaths classified as “probable” COVID-19 fatalities.

Hospitalization rates are remaining fairly steady, with 34.8% of ICU beds currently available and 81.4% of ventilators currently available in the event of a surge in coronavirus patients.

The state is also hosting four free testing sites through Saturday. The sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:

Goshen:
Team Rehabilitation
 223 Chicago Ave.
Elkhart:
Northside Gymnasium
 300 Lawrence St.
Hammond:
Lafayette Elementary School
 856 E. Sibley St.
Marion:
Grant County 4-H Fairgrounds
 1403 IN-18

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