Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box announced 862 additional confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 21,870 since the start of the pandemic.
There have been 51 additional deaths reported in the past day, making the statewide total death toll 1,264. That figure does not include 113 deaths that the state suspects were from Covid-19 based on symptoms and X-ray evidence.
The state opened 20 testing locations today as part of a statewide effort to ramp up testing.
Most of the press conference focused on showcasing efforts of two regional chambers of commerce to prepare businesses for phased reopenings.
Dr. Kristen Dauss, chief medical officer of the Indiana Department of Corrections, acknowledged a hot spot in Hendricks County correctional facilities, which constituted 68 of the new cases reported today.