ISDH COVID-19 update – 8/17/2020

Indiana State Department of Health news release:

ISDH updates COVID-19 case counts

INDIANAPOLIS (August 17, 2020) — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 603 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 81,006 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

A total of 2,926 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of six from the previous day. Four previously reported deaths have been removed from the total following a review of records submitted by the attending physician. Another 209 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.

As of today, more than 36 percent of ICU beds and nearly 82 percent of ventilators are available across the state.

To date, 914,633 tests for unique individuals have been reported to ISDH, up from 906,851 on Sunday.

To find testing locations around the state, visit and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

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