The Indiana State
Department of Health was reporting this morning 963 new cases of COVID-19
over the last 24 hours, for a total 15,961.
The 963 new cases
represent an increase of 6.4 percent since Sunday.
ISDH also reported
31 additional deaths, for a total of 844, up from 813 on Sunday, an increase
of 3.8 percent over the last 24 hours. Deaths are reported based on when
data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days. Another 88
probable COVID-19 deaths are suspected statewide: those for which a
physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on x-rays, scans,
and other clinical symptoms but for which no positive test is on record.
tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 81,708 on Sunday, with a
positive rate of 18.4 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.
Tests in Marion
County: 22,945 (22,373). In Porter County: 1,552 (1,526). In Lake County:
7,447 (7,306). In LaPorte County: 1,081 (1,077).
If positive rates
are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter
County’s 13.8-percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake’s (21.3
percent), LaPorte’s (17.8 percent), Marion’s (21.5 percent), and the state’s
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 4,926 (4,796); and the most deaths, 267 (259). Lake
County has reported 1,586 (1,533) and 70 deaths (69), the second highest in
the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 192 cases and five
deaths (188 and five).