The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday confirmed that an additional 1,282 Hoosiers had tested positive for COVID-19.
That's after 19,081 COVID-19 tests were recorded throughout the state on Friday, bringing the total number of individuals tested for the virus in Indiana to date to 1,183,104.
Friday's increase in new positive cases in the state brought the total number of Indiana residents known to have contracted COVID-19 to date to 103,505. Of all Indiana residents tested for COVID-19 so far, 8.74% of them have tested positive for the virus.
ISDH said on Friday that an additional testing facility was onboarded into the electronic reporting system, resulting in the addition of 279 cases and 9,434 tested individuals on Friday's counts.
10 new COVID-19 deaths were also reported throughout the state on Friday, bringing to 3,196 the total number of Hoosiers confirmed to have died from COVID-19 to date.
ISDH said 37.4% of ICU beds and 81.3% of ventilators were available throughout Indiana's hospitals as of Friday.
Local COVID-19 Update
Another 56 Vanderburgh County residents were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of Vanderburgh County residents who have tested positive for the virus to date to 2,932.
After 62 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the county on Thursday, officials with the Vanderburgh County Health Department told 44News that they had hoped the high amount of new cases was backlogged from lab workers taking time off over Labor Day Weekend.
Warrick County reported 22 new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, and in Knox County, 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 were also reported.
While no new COVID-19 deaths were reported locally on Friday, Posey County saw its first death from the virus on Wednesday. On Friday, 10 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Posey County.
More information on COVID-19 in Indiana can be found on the Indiana State Department of Health's COVID-19 Dashboard, which is updated daily.