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Indiana reports 9372 new virus cases Saturday through Monday

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported after deadline on Monday 9,372 new COVID-19 cases over the 72-hour period Saturday-Monday (3,205 new cases on Friday), to bring the total so far to 185,185.

ISDH reported 3,505 new cases on Saturday; 2,787 on Sunday; and 3,080 on Monday.

ISDH also reported 104 additional COVID-19 deaths over the same 72-hour period (26 additional deaths on Friday), to bring the total to date to 4,412.

ISDH reported 46 additional deaths on Saturday; 32 on Saturday; and 26 on Monday.

In addition, ISDH reported on Monday 1,759 hospitalizations, up from 1,662 on Friday and the most hospitalizations since April 13, when ISDH reported 1,799.

Marion County was reporting today 27,994 cases and 796 deaths (27,107 and 796 on Friday), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 16,383 cases and 378 deaths (15,351 and 372), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 2,684 cases and 68 deaths (2,562 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 240, presumptive deaths was reported on Monday, up from 236 on Friday.

Porter County in Orange Zone

On Oct. 28, ISDH downgraded Porter County’s COVID-19 status from “Yellow” to “Orange,” reporting 320 new cases per 100,000 (170 the previous week); and an “All Test” positivity rate of 8.41 percent (7.77 percent the previous). 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.”

ISDH is next scheduled to update Porter County’s status on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Indiana School Cases

Meanwhile, on Monday ISDH reported 865 new student cases statewide (4,363 total); 204 new teacher cases (919 total); and 255 new staff cases (1,055 total)..

As of Monday, there were 469 schools with no reported cases, down from 562 last week; 1,444 with more or more cases, up from 1,314; and 453 schools which have not reported, down from 490.



Posted 11/3/2020




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