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Statewide: 521 new C19 cases, 40 additional deaths

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 521 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (646 new cases on Thursday), to bring total confirmed cases in the state to 33,558, up from 33,068 on Thursday, an increase of 1.6 percent.

Total cases reported today and Thursday: 1,167. Total cases reported Wednesday and Tuesday: 743. In other words, over the last 48 hours fully 157 percent more COVID-19 cases were reported than during the previous 48 hours.

ISDH was also reporting 40 additional deaths over the last 24 hours (37 additional deaths on Wednesday), to bring the total in the state so far to 1,946, up from 1,907 on Thursday, an increase of 2.1 percent.

Total deaths reported today and Thursday: 77. Total deaths reported on Wednesday and Tuesday: 39. Over the last 48 hours, in other words, 97 percent more COVID-19 deaths were reported than during the previous 48 hours.

The number of probable COVID-19 deaths to date: 164 (161 on Thursday). 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 in Indiana: 2,210.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 4,086 cases and 876 deaths (unchanged from Thursday). Number of nursing home facilities in the state with at least one case of COVID-19: 224. Number of nursing homes in the state with at least one COVID-19 death: 142.

248,713 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 242,287 on Thursday, an increase of 2.7 percent over the last 24 hours, with a positive rate of 13.5 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Porter County: 4,543 (4,394 on Thursday). In Lake County: 22,651 (22,322). In LaPorte County: 3,841 (3,746).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 9,616 (9,524 on Thursday); and the most deaths, 571 (558). Lake County has reported 3,538 cases (3,494) and 185 deaths (175), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 424 cases and 23 deaths (420 and 22).


Posted 5/29/2020




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