A sixth Indiana County resident has died from coronavirus infection, according to figures released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health at noon today.
The figures attributed to the Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) also show two more recorded positive cases of COVID-19, raising the total to 84 county residents.
The stats also show 956 Indiana County residents have tested negative for the virus.
Statewide, officials have tabulated 60,622 positive COVID-19 cases and 4,342 deaths attributed to it.
The state has registered 259,210 negative tests
In Indiana County, four of the people who died had resided in nursing homes. The new statistical report shows coronavirus has turned up in four nursing homes and personal care homes: 14 residents and two employees have tested positive in four unspecified long-term care facilities in the county.
The Knowledge Center Hospital Information System showed 1,959 patients in Pennsylvania hospitals for treatment of coronavirus infection as of noon Thursday, and 18 ventilators in use to treat those with the virus.
In Indiana County, the figures show 27 medical/surgical beds available at Indiana Regional Medical Center, seven adult ICU beds and no children ICU beds available.
At IRMC, 24 rooms are set aside as airborne isolation rooms.
The “Hospital Preparedness Dashboard” shows 22 ventilators are available at IRMC and none are in use by any patients.