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State reports 2587 new cases and 33 deaths

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting today 2,587 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (2,062 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 169,122.

ISHD was also reporting today 33 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (51 additional deaths on Tuesday), to bring the total to date to 4,249.

In addition, ISDH was reporting today 1,679 hospitalizations, down from 1,687 on Tuesday but still the most hospitalizations since April 14, when ISDH reported 1,689 hospitalizations.

Marion County was reporting today 26,448 cases and 794 deaths (26,255 and 793 on Tuesday), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 14,804 cases and 364 deaths (14,627 and 362), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 2,441 cases and 65 deaths (2,414 and 64).

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 Tuesday.

Porter County in Orange Zone

Meanwhile, 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 10/28/2020





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