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Statewide: 650 new cases 31 more deaths

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 650 new COVID-19 cases, to bring total confirmed cases in the state to 22,503, up from 21,870 on Wednesday, an increase of  3 percent over the last 24 hours.

ISDH was also reporting 31 new deaths over the last 24 hours, to bring the total to 1,295, up from 1,264 on Wednesday, an increase of 2.5 percent

The number of probable COVID-19 deaths rose to 119, from 113 on Wednesday. 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: 1,414 (1,377 on Wednesday).

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 2,316 cases, 420 deaths (unchanged from Wednesday). 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, 124,782 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 120,496 on Wednesday, an increase of 3.6 percent over the last 24 hours, with a positive rate of 18 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Porter County: 2,204 (2,090 on Wednesday). In Lake County: 10,961 (10,498). In LaPorte County: 1,757 (1,671).

If positive rates are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter County's 13.3-percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake's (20.8 percent), LaPorte's (17.2), and the state's (18 percent).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 6,914 (6,730 on Wednesday); and the most deaths, 398 (390). Lake County has reported 2,288 cases (2,233) and 111 deaths (106), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 303 and 10 deaths (284 and nine).


Posted 5/7/2020




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