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Indiana Coronavirus: 671 New Positive Cases Confirmed, 15 New Deaths

On Wednesday, 671 new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed throughout the Hoosier State, in addition to 15 new coronavirus deaths.

Posted: Aug 12, 2020 11:19 AM

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on Wednesday, Aug. 12, reported 671 new positive cases of COVID-19.

That brought the number of positive coronavirus cases identified throughout Indiana to date to 76,552 in total, since ISDH recorded the first case of coronavirus in the state on March 6, 2020.

Additionally, ISDH on Wednesday also confirmed 15 new COVID-19 deaths throughout the Hoosier State.

2,878 total Hoosiers are now confirmed to have died from COVID-19. The first coronavirus death was recorded in Indiana on March 15.

To date, 866,994 total tests have been reported to ISDH, showing a statewide positivity rate of 8.8% as of Wednesday. The statewide positivity rate is determined by diving the total number of individuals tested by the total number of positive cases.

As of Wednesday, there were 34.1% of ICU beds available and 81.6% of ventilators available statewide in Indiana hospitals.

A full update on COVID-19 in Indiana by ISDH can be found by clicking here and will be updated daily.

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