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State reporting nearly 500 C19 deaths; cases top 9,500

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The Indiana State Department of Health was reporting this morning 611 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, for a total of 9,542, up from 8,931 on Wednesday.

The 611 new cases represent an increase of 7 percent over the previous 24 hours.

ISDH also reported 41 additional deaths, for a total of 477, up from 436 on Wednesday, an increase of 9 percent over the previous 24 hours. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

Meanwhile, 51,115 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 48,396. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Marion County has the most reported cases, 3,320 (3,204 on Wednesday); and the most deaths, 164 (155 on Wednesday). Lake County has reported 978 cases (876) and 41 deaths (33), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 112 cases (42) and five deaths (four).

Other COVID-19 information:

-- Current available ICU bed capacity of the 2,960 in the state: 44.6 percent; 23.8 percent in use for COVID-19; 31.6 percent in use for non-COVID-19.

-- Current available ventilators of the 2,872 in the state: 75.6 percent; 14.4 percent in use for COVID-19; 10 percent in use for non-COVID-19.

-- Age distribution: 50-59, 20 percent; 40-49, 16.9 percent; 60-69, 16.5 percent; 30-39, 13.8 percent; 70-79, 10.6 percent; 20-29, 10.6 percent; 80+, 9.7 percent; and 0-19, 1.8 percent.

-- Gender: female, 54.3 percent; male, 44.5 percent.

-- By race: white, 49.9 percent (85.1 percent of state’s population); black, 17.5 percent (9.8 percent of population); other, 12.7 percent (2.6 of population); Asian, 0.8 percent (2.5 percent of population); and unknown, 19.1 percent.

 

 

Posted 4/16/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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