Health officials in Indiana say 850 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed statewide over the last 24 hours, with 28 additional deaths attributed to the virus.
According to newly released data from the Indiana State Department of Health, a total of 81,847 Hoosiers have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. Over the last 24 hours, 12,106 individuals have been tested for the virus, bringing the statewide total to 928,614 residents tested during the pandemic.
Those totals bring the state’s 7-day positivity rate down from 8.1% to 7.8%, while the overall positivity rate on tests conducted during the pandemic now stands at 8.8%.
Tuesday's 28 additional deaths brings the state’s total number of fatalities related to the virus to 2,954, with an additional 211 deaths classified as “probable” COVID-19 fatalities.
Hospitalization rates are remaining fairly steady, with 38.5% of ICU beds currently available and 81.7% of ventilators currently available in the event of a surge in coronavirus patients.
The state is also hosting four free testing sites beginning Tuesday and continuing through Saturday. The sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:
223 Chicago Ave.
300 Lawrence St.
Lafayette Elementary School
856 E. Sibley St.
Grant County 4-H Fairgrounds