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COVID-19 deaths in Indiana reach 330 with nearly 7,400 cases confirmed

New drive-thru testing sites for essential workers announced
Posted at 10:07 AM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 10:22:41-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported 30 more people have died from COVID-19 and nearly 7,400 people have tested positive.

The state heath department reported a total of 330 people have died from the coronavirus, an increase of 30 from Friday, while 537 more people have been diagnosed, bringing the total to 7,435.

The latest numbers show Marion County with 2,742 positive cases.

A total of 39,215 people have been tested in Indiana, according to the state health department.

ISDH also announced it is partnering with heath officials in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary and Sellersburg to hold free drive-thru testing clinics for health care workers, first responders and essential workers who have COVID-19 symptoms.

The clinics will be held at the following locations from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. next Monday through Friday:

  • CK Newsome Community Center, 100 E. Walnut St., Evansville
  • Ivy Tech, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne
  • St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W. 25th Ave., Gary
  • Ivy Tech, 8204 Highway 311, Sellersburg

People wanting to get tested should bring a driver's license or other state-issued identification card and documentation of place of employment. Only people experiencing symptoms will be tested, according to ISDH.

Tests will be conducted while supplies last and will be limited to one person per vehicle.


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