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Statewide: C19 cases top 40,000; deaths near 2,500

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 1,372 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 72 hours, to bring total cases so far to 40,430, up from 39,146 on Friday, an increase of 3.5 percent.

ISDH reported 432 new cases on Saturday (452 new cases on Friday); 407 new cases on Sunday; and 533 new cases today.

ISDH was also reporting 37 additional deaths over the last 72 hours, to bring total deaths so far to 2,433, up from 2,396 on Friday, an increase of 1.5 percent.

ISDH reported 17 additional deaths on Saturday (25 additional deaths on Friday); nine on Sunday; and 11 today.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 4,942 cases and 1,082 deaths (4,611 cases and 1,082 deaths on Friday). Number of nursing home facilities in the state with at least one case of COVID-19: 264 (250). Number of nursing homes in the state with at least one COVID-19 death: 164 (155).

355,829 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 335,180 on Friday, an increase of 6.2 percent over the last 72 hours, with a positive rate of 11.4 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Porter County: 6,587 (6,451 on Sunday). In Lake County: 30,003 (29,512). In LaPorte County: 5,614 (5,495).

If positive rates are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter County’s 8.9 percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake’s (13.9 percent) and the state’s (11.4 percent) but is higher than LaPorte’s (8.4 percent).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 10,788 (10,577 on Friday); and the most deaths, 651 (643). Lake County has reported 4,172 cases (4,081) and 230 deaths (224), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 470 cases and 24 deaths (465 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 Friday.



Posted 6/15/2020




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