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Statewide: 990 new cases; deaths top 3700

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 990 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (835 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 126,946, up from 125,976 on Monday.

ISDH was also reporting 30 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (seven additional deaths on Monday), to bring the total to date to 3,724, up from 3,694 on Monday..

In addition, ISDH was reporting the highest number of hospitalizations in more than four months: 1,138 (1,019 hospitalizations on Monday). On May 31, ISDH reported 1,041 hospitalizations statewide.

Marion County was reporting today 22,440 cases (22,340 on Monday) and 770 deaths (769), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 11,233 cases (11,283) and 332 deaths (330), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,698 cases (1,687) and 45 deaths (43).

The total COVID-19 death count includes both confirmed and presumptive deaths to date. Presumptive 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. A total of 227 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Monday.

Indiana School Cases

Meanwhile, ISDH was reporting today 303 new student cases statewide (1,992 total); 59 new teacher cases (406 total); and 79 new staff cases (447 total), all unchanged from Mondayl

There were 811 schools with no reported cases; 944 schools with one or more cases; and 1,067 schools have not reported, also all unchanged from Monday.


Posted 10/6/2020




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