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State reports 2nd highest number of new cases

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 862 new COVID-19 cases, to bring total confirmed cases to 21,870, up from 21,033 on Tuesday, an increase of 4 percent.

Those 862 new cases are the second highest number of new cases reported over a 24-hour period since the pandemic began. The highest number of new cases was the 963 reported on April 27.

ISDH was also reporting 51 new deaths over the last 24 hours, to bring the total to 1,264, up from 1,213 on Wednesday, an increase of 4.2 percent.

The number of probable COVID-19 deaths remained unchanged from Tuesday: 113. Probable 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. Total confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths Indiana: 1,377.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 2,316 cases, 420 deaths (unchanged from Tuesday). Number of nursing home facilities in the state with at least one case of COVID-19: 173. Number with at least one death: 105.

Meanwhile, 120,496 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 115,834 on Tuesday, an increase of 4 percent over the last 24 hours, with a positive rate of 18.1 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Porter County: 2,090 (2,028 on Tuesday). In Lake County: 10,498 (10,141). In LaPorte County: 1,671 (1,582).

Porter County’s 13.4-percent positive rate compares with Lake’s (21.3 percent), LaPorte’s (16.9), and the state's (18.2 percent).Marion County has the most reported cases, 6,730 (6,419); and the most deaths, 390 (374). Lake County has reported 2,233 cases (2,161) and 106 deaths (103), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 284 and nine deaths (268 and eight).


Posted 5/6/2020




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