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Indiana death toll at 350; 8,236 cases

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 331 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 8,236, up from 7,905 on Saturday.

The 331 new cases represent an increase of 4 percent over the last 48 hours.

A total of 350 Hoosiers has died to date, up from 343 on Saturday, an increase of 2 percent over the last 48 hours. Deaths are reported based on when the data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

Meanwhile, 44,539 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 42,489 on Saturday. Tests are conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Marion County has the most reported cases, with 3,012; and the most reported deaths, with 123. Lake County has reported 796 cases and 26 deaths, the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 34 cases and three deaths.

Other COVID-19 information from ISDH:

-- Current available ICU beds of the 2,960 in the state: 44 percent (25 percent in use for COVID-19, 31 percent in use for non-COVID-19).

-- Current available ventilators of the 2,872 in the state: 73 percent (16 percent in use for COVID-19, 11 percent in use for non-COVID-19).

-- Age distribution: 50-59, 20.2 percent; 40-49 and 60-69, 17 percent; 30-39, 13.6 percent; 70-79, 10.7 percent; 20-29, 10.6 percent; 80+, 9.2 percent; and 0-19, 1.6 percent.

-- Gender distribution: female, 54.8 percent; male 44 percent; unknown, 1.2 percent.

-- By race: white, 50.1 percent (85.1 percent of state's population); black, 17.8 percent (9.8 percent of population); other, 12.1 percent (2.1 percent of population); Asian, 0.8 percent (2.5 of population); unknown, 19.2 percent.


Posted 4/13/2020




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