TOP STORY OF THE DAY: 35 COVID-19 cases, and updates
Clay County has 35 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
Of the three new cases, one is hospitalized, bringing that total to two current. The rest of Clay County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic are either recovering at home in self-isolation or have recovered, with one reported death on April 20.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box both stressed during the weekly press conference that itís essential that every Indiana resident to realize the risk of the COVID-19 virus has not disappeared.
Clay County Health Department officials confirmed 471 residents had been tested as of May 20.
The Indiana State Department of Health reports confirms 29,275 positive cases among the 6.7 million residents in Indiana, with 195,373 residents tested, and the reported deaths at 1,716.
The ISDH is providing new information regarding probable deaths caused by COVID-19. These deaths, 148 as of May 19, are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans, and other clinical symptoms. None have been reported in Clay County at this time.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US) and the World Health Organization, there are 4,789,205 diagnosed cases throughout the world, with 318,789 deaths reported.
BACK ON TRACK Update
Gov. Eric Holcomb announces the state will go to STAGE 3 of the Back On Track initiative. He will sign the initiative Friday, May 21. A copy of that process will be posted on this website when it is made available.
COVID-19 Testing Site at Forest Park
The Indiana State Health Department and the Clay County Health Department have scheduled a free nasopharyngeal swab drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 at Forest Park on May 21-23, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointments are necessary for Indiana residents, who must provide proper identification. All participants must enter Forest Park from State Road 59 entrance and follow signs to the site.