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INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) — The Indiana State Department of Health reported 529 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, which brings the total to 10,641 people.
The state also reported 26 new deaths, bringing the total to 545 deaths across the state.
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Just a quick reminder that as long as you avoid any crowds and practice social (physical) distancing, it's still a good idea to get out of the house for some fresh air! Take a walk or visit a park near your house. We're all #INthistogether. pic.twitter.com/edzItrLldJ— Indiana State Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) April 18, 2020
The Allen County Department of Health announced there are now 295 positive cases and 21 deaths as of Saturday.
There have been a total of 56,873 people tested in Indiana.
Marion County leads the state with 3,624 confirmed cases.
Officials say testing for COVID-19 is currently unavailable on-demand or by request because of the nationwide shortage.
Patients must currently meet ISDH’s criteria to be tested, and strict protocol must be followed to ensure no one else is exposed while a mucus specimen is collected from the individual.
Anyone with a fever of 100 degrees and a cough should first call their healthcare provider to discuss their symptoms and determine the next course of action.
ISDH says their dashboard has been updated to remove duplicate entries and correct county of residence with data submitted to them.
The following local healthcare providers have set up a specific screening for COVID-19:
• Fort Wayne Medical Education patients should call 260-423-2675
• IU Health patients should download the telemedicine application IU Health Virtual Visit and follow directions or call 260-234-5400
• Lutheran Health patients should call 260-435-5050
• Parkview patients should call 1-877-PPG-TODAY or their specific provider; Parkview has also set up a self-screening website.
• Neighborhood Health Clinic patients should call 260-458-2570