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INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) — The Indiana State Department of Health reported 612 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, which brings the total to 13,039 people.
The state also reported 45 new deaths, bringing the total to 706 deaths across the state.
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Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH, the deaths reported Thursday occurred between March 13 and April 22.
There have been a total of 72,040 people tested in Indiana, 18% of those tested are a positive coronavirus case.
Marion County leads the state with 4,408 confirmed cases.
The Allen County Department of Health announced there are now 391 positive cases and 32 deaths as of Thursday.
The Indiana State Department of Health also announced it will host free COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinics from Monday through Friday in Allen, Clark, Decatur and Lake counties.
The clinics will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, or until testing supplies run out.
They are open to symptomatic healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers.
Testing also is available to symptomatic individuals who live with one of these workers, as well as to people who have symptoms of COVID-19 and underlying medical conditions that put them at higher risk, such as obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes.
Testing is limited to one person per vehicle.
All individuals must be Indiana residents and present state-issued identification at the time of testing.
The locations are:
• St. Timothy Church
1600 W 25th Ave, Gary, IN 46404
• Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne – Coliseum Campus
3800 N. Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
• Decatur County Fairgrounds
545 S. Co. Rd. 200 W, Greensburg, IN 47240
• Ivy Tech Community College Sellersburg
8204 Hwy 311, Sellersburg, IN 47172
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.
• 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