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State reports 600 new cases and 45 new deaths

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The Indiana State Department of Health was reporting this morning 612 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 13,039, up from 12,438 on Wednesday.

The 612 new cases represent an increase of 5 percent over the last 24 hours.

ISDH also reported 45 additional deaths, for a total of 706, up from 661 on Wednesday, an increase of 7 percent over the last 24 hours. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

Meanwhile, 72,040 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 69,470, with with a positive rate of 18.1 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Marion County: 20,355 (19,636 on Wednesday). In Porter County: 1,368 (1,347). In Lake County: 6,239 (6,108). In LaPorte County: 966 (933).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 4,408 (4,263 on Wednesday); and the most deaths, 228 (214). Lake County has reported 1,346 cases (1,292) and 61 deaths (57), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 148 cases and five deaths (144 and five).

After deadline on Wednesday, ISDH said that new cases and new tests reported on both Tuesday and Wednesday were lower than expected due to “technology issues” and should not be interpreted to indicate a decline in new infections. Additional positive cases not included in Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s update will be captured in coming days and reflected appropriately.


Posted 4/23/2020




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