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Statewide 728 new cases; ISDH downgrades Porter County metrics score

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 728 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (652 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 113,337, up from 112,626 on Tuesday.

ISDH was also reporting 10 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (nine additional deaths on Tuesday), to bring the total to date to 3,541, up from 3,531 on Tuesday.

Marion County was reporting today 20,936 cases (20,832 on Tuesday) and 761 deaths (759), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 10,334 cases (10,292) and 319 deaths (318), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,382 cases (1,377) and 39 deaths (39).

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 225 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Tuesday.

Porter County Metrics

ISDH was also downgrading Porter County metric score this morning, to “Yellow” from last week’s “Blue.” That means Porter County has gone from fewer than 10 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents to between 10 and 99 new cases, over the last week.

Porter County’s test-positivity rate has also increased by half a point: to 6.3 percent this week, from 5.8 percent last week,

 

 

Posted 9/23/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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