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Indiana reports 3205 new cases

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting today 3,205 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (3,649 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 172,730.

ISHD was also reporting today 26 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (33 additional deaths on Thursday), to bring the total to date to 4,308.

In addition, ISDH was reporting today 1,662 hospitalizations, down from 1,733 on Thursday, but still the most hospitalizations since April 14, when ISDH reported 1,698 hospitalizations.

Marion County was reporting today 27,107 cases and 796 deaths (26,807 and 796), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 15,351 cases and 372 deaths (15,074 and 371), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 2,562 cases and 67 deaths (2,488 and 67).

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 236, presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Thursday.

Porter County in Orange Zone

On Wednesday, ISDH downgraded Porter County’s COVID-19 status from “Yellow” to “Orange” today, reporting 320 new cases per 100,000 (170 last week); and an “All Test” positivity rate of 8.41 percent (7.77 percent last week). The Orange code is an average of the per-100,000 cases, which ISDH scored a “3"; and the All-Test positive rate, which ISDH scored a “1.”

Indiana School Cases

Meanwhile, as of Monday ISDH was reporting 3,507 student cases statewide; 719 total teacher cases; and 801 staff cases. new staff cases.

There were 562 schools with no reported cases this week, down from 622 last week; 1,314 schools with one or more cases, up from 1,168 schools last week ; and 490 schools that have not reported, down from 576 schools last week.



Posted 10/30/2020




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