The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 650 new COVID-19
cases, to bring total confirmed cases in the state to 22,503, up from 21,870
on Wednesday, an increase of 3 percent over the last 24 hours.
ISDH was also
reporting 31 new deaths over the last 24 hours, to bring the total to 1,295,
up from 1,264 on Wednesday, an increase of 2.5 percent
The number of
probable COVID-19 deaths rose to 119, from 113 on Wednesday. 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 Indiana: 1,414 (1,377 on Wednesday).
Nursing home cases
and deaths to date: 2,316 cases, 420 deaths (unchanged from Wednesday).
Number of nursing home facilities in the state with at least one case of
COVID-19: 173. Number with at least one death: 105.
tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 120,496 on Wednesday, an
increase of 3.6 percent over the last 24 hours, with a positive rate of 18
percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, and private laboratories.
Tests in Porter
County: 2,204 (2,090 on Wednesday). In Lake County: 10,961 (10,498). In
LaPorte County: 1,757 (1,671).
If positive rates
are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter
County's 13.3-percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake's (20.8
percent), LaPorte's (17.2), and the state's (18 percent).
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 6,914 (6,730 on Wednesday); and the most deaths,
398 (390). Lake County has reported 2,288 cases (2,233) and 111 deaths
(106), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County
has reported 303 and 10 deaths (284 and nine).