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State reports nearly 1K new cases; 31 deaths

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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.

Meanwhile, 84,476 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 (18.4 percent).

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).


Posted 4/27/2020




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