Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — State health officials say a total of 68,433 residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports 582 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
Five additional Hoosiers have lost their lives to the virus, the department says. The overall death toll now stands at 2,780.
The new positive cases were reported to ISDH between July 31 and Aug. 2, while the new deaths occurred over the weekend.
Any Hoosier who wants to be tested for COVID-19 can get a test at any state-sponsored OptumServe site, regardless of whether they are at high risk or have symptoms.
The department says tests for 775,482 tests for unique individuals have been reported to ISDH, up from 769,043 on Sunday.
8.8 percent of those tested were reported as positive cases.
An estimated total of 43,535 Indiana residents have recovered from the virus, according to data from the Regenstrief Institute.
As of today, more than 39 percent of ICU beds and nearly 85 percent of ventilators are available across the state.
Another 200 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.
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