FROM LOCAL SOURCES
JASPER -- We're getting new numbers this afternoon on COVID-19 and Indiana's hospital capacity.
As of the Wednesday update, 264 people have been tested for COVID-19 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. 225 tests were negative; 16 positive and results are pending in an additional 17 cases.
On the state level, 46% of Indiana’s ICU beds and nearly 77% of its ventilators are currently available.
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 394 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 12,438 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.
The new cases and new tests reported today are lower than expected due to a technology issue and should not be interpreted as a decline in new infections. The additional positive cases not included in today’s report will be captured in the coming days and reflected appropriately.
A total of 661 Hoosiers have died to date. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.
To date, 69,470 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 67,264 on Tuesday.
Marion County had the most new cases, at 97. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Cass (31), Hamilton (12), Lake (72), Porter (10) and St. Joseph (21). The Lake County totals include results from East Chicago and Gary, which have their own health departments.
The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at coronavirus.in.gov. Cases are listed by county of residence. Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH. The dashboard will be updated at noon each day.
The dashboard also has been updated to make corrections based on updated information provided to ISDH.