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Statewide: 449 new C19 cases; 25 more deaths

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 449 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (339 new cases on Wednesday), to bring total cases so far to 38,748, up from 38,337 on Wednesday, an increase of 1.2 percent.

ISDH was also reporting 25 additional deaths over the last 24 hours (16 additional deaths on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 2,380, up from 2,355, an increase of 1.1 percent.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 4,611 cases and 1,011 deaths (unchanged from Wednesday). 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.

327,342 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 320,094, an increase of 2.3 percent over the last 24 hours, with a positive rate of 11.8 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Porter County: 6,173 (5,904). In Lake County: 28,552 (27,951). In LaPorte County: 5,160 (5,009).

If positive rates are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter County's 9.4 percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake's (14.2 percent) and the state's (11.8 percent) but is higher than LaPorte's (9.0 percent).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 10,492 (10,464); and the most deaths, 643 (634). Lake County has reported 4,057 cases (4,033) and 223 deaths (219), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 465 cases and 24 deaths (463 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 182 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Wednesday.


Posted 6/11/2020




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