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INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) — The Indiana State Department of Health reported 650 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, which brings the total to 22,503 people.
The state also reported 31 new deaths, bringing the total to 1,295 deaths across the state.
Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH, the deaths reported Thursday occurred between April 21 and May 6.
There have been a total of 124,782 people tested in Indiana, 18% of those tested are a positive coronavirus case.
Marion County leads the state with 6,914 confirmed cases.
The Allen County Department of Health announced there are now 750 positive cases and 59 deaths as of Thursday.
A total of 119 probable deaths have been reported to ISDH.
Probable deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans and other clinical symptoms but no positive test is on record.
These do not count towards the daily death toll.
ISDH reports that as of Wednesday, 42 percent of ICU beds and about 80 percent of ventilators were available at hospitals throughout the state.
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