The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 44 additional deaths
from COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (63 additional deaths on Wednesday),
for a total to date of 1,007.
Add to that number
107 probable deaths--those for which x-rays, scans, and clinical symptoms
all point to COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record--and C-19
deaths in Indiana total 1,114.
ISDH was also
reporting 669 new confirmed C-19 cases (605 new cases on Wednesday), for a
total of 17,835, up from 17,182 on Wednesday. Those 669 new cases represent
an increase of 4 percent over the last 24 hours.
Nursing home cases
and deaths remain unchanged from Wednesday: 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 91,550, an increase of 3.8
percent, with a positive rate of 18.8 percent. Tests are being conducted by
ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private
Tests in Porter
County: 1,687 (1,659). In Lake County: 8,340 (8,009). In LaPorte County:
If positive rates
are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter
County’s 14.1-percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake’s (22.1
percent), LaPorte’s (17.8 percent), and the state’s (18.8 percent).
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 5,530 (5,295); and the most deaths, 328 (305). Lake
County has reported 1,846 (1,786) and 83 deaths (81), the second highest in
the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 218 cases and five
deaths (209 and five).