The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning the second highest
number of new COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began: 815 over the last 24
The highest daily
tally of new cases: 963, reported on Monday.
The 815 new cases
(669 new cases on Thursday) bring the total number of cases so far in
Indiana to 18,630, up from 17,835 on Thursday, an increase of 4.5 percent
over the last 24 hours.
ISDH was also
reporting 55 additional deaths from COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (44
additional deaths on Thursday), for a total to date of 1,175, up from 1,114
on Thursday, an increase of 5.5 percent. That number includes 113 probable
deaths: those for which x-ray, scans, and clinical symptoms all point to
COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record.
Nursing home cases
and deaths remain unchanged from Thursday: 1,467 cases, 260 deaths. Number
of nursing home facilities in the state with at least one case of COVID-19:
148. Number with at least one death: 85.
tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 94,998, an increase of 4.9
percent, with a positive rate of 18.7 percent. Tests are being conducted by
ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private
Tests in Porter
County: 1,773 (1,687 on Thursday). In Lake County: 8,751 (8,340). In LaPorte
County: 1,289 (1,222).
If positive rates
are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter
County's 13.5-percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake's (22
percent), LaPorte's (17.3), and the state's (18.7 percent).
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 5,754 (5,530 on Thursday); and the most deaths, 339
(328). Lake County has reported 1,929 (1,846) and 92 deaths (83), the second
highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 224
cases and six deaths (218 and five).