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Clay County has 36 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday, May 22, 2020.
Two cases are currently hospitalized, with the remaining Clay County residents previously diagnosed with COVID-19 either symptomatic and recovering at home in self-isolation (9) or have recovered (24). One reported death occurred on April 20.
Clay County Health Department officials confirm 509 residents have been tested as of May 22. However, due to the free nasopharyngeal swab COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Forest Park, health officials are expecting the number of confirmed cases to rise in the next two weeks as the results come back from the lab within 3-5 days.
The testing site will be open Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointments are necessary. All participants must enter Forest Park from State Road 59 entrance and follow signs to the site. Participants will need to present a valid state ID.
The process can be completed in approximately 15-20 minutes when the site is not busy and may take up to 30 minutes if there is a line of vehicles waiting.
The Indiana State Department of Health reports 30,409 positive cases among the 6.7 million residents in Indiana, with 208,561 residents tested, and the reported deaths at 1,791.
The ISDH is providing new information regarding probable deaths caused by COVID-19. These deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans, and other clinical symptoms with an absence of a COVID-19 test. None are reported in Clay County at this time, however 150 are reported at the state level.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US) and the World Health Organization, there are 4,995,996 diagnosed cases worldwide, with 327,821 deaths reported in 216 countries around the world.