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Statewide: 1,382 new C19 cases, 31 more deaths over the weekend

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 1,382 new COVID-19 cases over the last 72 hours, to bring total confirmed cases in the state to 34,830, up from 33,558 on Friday, an increase of 4.1 percent.

ISDH reported 693 new cases on Saturday; 397 on Sunday; and 292 today.

ISDH was also reporting 31 additional deaths over the last 72 hours, to bring the total in the state so far to 1,976, up from 1,946 on Friday, an increase of 1.6 percent.

ISDH reported 13 additional deaths on Saturday; nine on Sunday; and nine today.

The number of probable COVID-19 deaths to date: 166 (164 on Friday).

Probable 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. Total confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths in Indiana: 2,142.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 4,357 cases and 945 deaths (4,086 cases and 876 deaths on Friday). Number of nursing home facilities in the state with at least one case of COVID-19: 243 (224). Number of nursing homes in the state with at least one COVID-19 death: 150 (142).

265,896 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 248,713 on Friday, an increase of 6.9 percent over the last 72 hours, with a positive rate of 13.1 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Porter County: 4,832 (4,543). In Lake County: 24,066 (22,651). In LaPorte County: 4,205 (3,841).

If positive rates are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter County’s 11.2 percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake’s (15.1 percent) and the state’s (13.1 percent) but is higher than LaPorte’s (10.4 percent)

Marion County has the most reported cases, 9,900 (9,616); and the most deaths, 581 (571). Lake County has reported 3,639 cases (3,538) and 190 deaths (185), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 438 cases and 24 deaths (424 and 23).




Posted 6/1/2020




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