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About 19% of positive COVID-19 cases become hospitalized

About 19% of positive COVID-19 cases become hospitalized About 19% of positive COVID-19 cases become hospitalized

The state released the latest data about patients and their recovery Friday afternoon, May 15. While not all patients who have tested positive have gone on to be hospitalized, health officials have information about 25,832 “distinct patients” of the 26,655 Hoosiers who have tested positive.

Of those 25,832 patients, 19% have been hospitalized. That’s 4,877 people, and 1,100 people — or 4% — have been admitted to an intensive care unit.

As for discharge, 3,462 people of the 4,877 patients have been discharged. That’s 72% of the patients who have been hospitalized. State officials said another 11% are likely still in the hospital.

The remaining 17% of COVID-19 patients have died. To date, Indiana has seen 1,550 deaths due to the novel coronavirus.

Testing numbers continue to be reported, too. More than 165,448 Hoosiers have been tested.

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson was also at Friday’s update. She said the state is ready for the June 2 primary election. She said Hoosiers who plan to vote in person should wear a mask to the polling location. She encouraged voters to request a mail-in ballot.

Registered voters have until May 21 to request a ballot be sent to them in the mail.

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