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State reports nearly 400 new cases and 31 deaths

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The Indiana State Department of Health was reporting this morning 394 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 12,438, up from 12,097 on Tuesday.

The 394 new cases represent an increase of just over 3 percent over the last 24 hours.

The new cases and new tests reported today and yesterday are lower than expected due to a technology issue and should not be interpreted as a decline in new infections, the sate said in a press release today. The additional positive cases not included in today’s report will be captured in the coming days and reflected appropriately, the release said.

ISDH also reported 31 additional deaths, for a total of 661, up from 630 on Tuesday, an increase of 5 percent over the last 24 hours. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

Meanwhile, 69,470 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 67,264 on Tuesday, with with a positive rate of 17.9 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Marion County: 19,636 (19,705 on Tuesday). In Porter County: 1,347 (1,304). In Lake County: 6,108 (5,791). In LaPorte County: 933 (914).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 4,263 (4,176 on Tuesday); and the most deaths, 214 (206). Lake County has reported 1,292 cases (1,182) and 57 deaths (54), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 144 cases and five deaths (144 and five).


Posted 4/22/2020




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