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Indiana Reports 1,050 New Positive COVID-19 Cases

Friday's COVID-19 report from the Indiana State Department of Health confirmed over 1,000 new positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the Hoosier State.

Posted: Aug 21, 2020 11:41 AM
Updated: Aug 21, 2020 12:16 PM

On Friday, Aug. 21, 1,050 new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed throughout the Hoosier State. Those new cases were identified in 13,139 new individuals tested in the state.

Now, 84,317 total Indiana residents are confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus to date.

With 958,432 total Hoosiers tested as of Friday, the state's positivity rate stands at 8.8% - which is found by dividing the total number of individuals tested by the total number of confirmed positive cases.

ISDH also reported 13 new COVID-19 deaths throughout the state on Friday.

2,992 Indiana residents are now confirmed to have died from COVID-19 to date.

As of Friday, ISDH reports 36.7% of ICU beds and 82.1% of ventilators as available statewide in Indiana's hospitals.

Local COVID-19 Update

No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Indiana's Tri-State counties on Friday.

While Knox County saw its highest single-day increase of new COVID-19 cases to date on Thursday, only seven new positive cases of the virus were reported in the county on Friday. Knox County Health Officer Dr. Alan Stewart says the recent surge in new COVID-19 cases in the county is the result of a blanket testing within a long-term care facility.

With 38 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Vanderburgh County on Friday, 2,290 total county residents are now confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus to date.


Link: Deaconess Doctor Weighs in on Vanderburgh Co. COVID-19 Spike


Within Indiana's Tri-State counties, Vanderburgh County has the third-highest total number of COVID-19 deaths, with 17 total. 

While Warrick County had 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, 30 total COVID-19 deaths are confirmed there - making it the county with the highest number of COVID-19 deaths reported.

More information on COVID-19 in Indiana can be found on the Indiana State Department of Health website, which is updated daily.

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