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State C19 cases top 38,000

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 430 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (244 new cases on Monday), to bring total cases so far to 38,033, up from 37,623 on Monday, an increase of 1.1 percent.

ISDH was also reporting 23 additional deaths over the last 24 hours (14 additional deaths on Monday), to bring the total so far to 2,339, up from 2,316, an increase of 1.0 percent.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 4,611 cases and 1,011 deaths (unchanged from Monday). Number of nursing home facilities in the state with at least one case of COVID-19: 250. Number of nursing homes in the state with at least one COVID-19 death: 155.

315,390 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 309,503, an increase of 2 percent over the last 24 hours, with a positive rate of 12.1 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Porter County: 5,825 (5,771 on Monday). In Lake County: 27,690 (27,362). In LaPorte County: 4,917 (4,875).

If positive rates are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter County's 9.9 percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake's (14.5 percent) and the state's (12.1 percent) but is higher than LaPorte's (9.4 percent)

Marion County has the most reported cases, 10,444 (10,358); and the most deaths, 630 (623). Lake County has reported 4,005 cases (3,959) and 217 deaths (215), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 462 cases and 24 deaths (460 and 24).

The total COVID-19 death count includes both confirmed and presumptive deaths to date. Presumptive deaths are those for which x-ray, scans, and clinical symptoms all point to COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record. A total of 181 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Monday.



Posted 6/9/2020




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