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Statewide: Nearly 2000 new cases since Friday

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 1,904 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, for a total to date of 20,507, up from 18,630 on Friday, an increase of 10 percent over the last 72 hours.

ISDH reported 676 new cases on Saturday; 645 on Sunday; and 583 today.

ISDH also reported 89 additional deaths over the weekend, for a total to date of 1151, up from 1,062 on Friday, an increase of 8 percent over the last 72 hours.

ISDH reported 53 new deaths on Saturday; 17 on Sunday; and 19 today.

In addition, ISDH reported 113 probable deaths attributable to COVID-19: 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: 1,264.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 2,316 cases, 420 deaths (1,467 and 260 on Friday). Number of nursing home facilities in the state with at least one case of COVID-19: 173 (148 on Friday). Number with at least one death: 105 (85).

Meanwhile, 113,297 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 99,639 on Friday, an increase of 13.7 percent over the last 72 hours, with a positive rate of 18.1 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Porter County: 1,986 (1,773 on Friday). In Lake County: 9,871 (8,751). In LaPorte County: 1,517 (1,289).

If positive rates are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter County's 12.9-percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake's (21.3 percent), LaPorte's (16.7), and the state's (18.1 percent).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 6,327 (5,754 on Friday); and the most deaths, 363 (339). Lake County has reported 2,098 (1,929) and 97 deaths (93), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 254 cases and eight deaths (224 and six).


Posted 5/4/2020




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