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Statewide C19 cases reach 16,588, deaths 901

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The Indiana State Department of Health was reporting this morning 650 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, for a total of 16,588, up from 15,961 on Monday.

The 650 new cases (963 new cases on Monday) represent an increase of 4 percent over the last 24 hours.

ISDH also reported 57 additional deaths (31 additional deaths on Monday), for a total of 901, up from 844 on Monday, an increase of nearly 7 percent over the last 24 hours. Another 91 deaths have also been reported. Probable deaths are 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. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

Meanwhile, 87,181 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 84,476, with a positive rate of 19 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Porter County: 1,649 (1,552 on Monday). In Lake County: 7,873 (7,447). In LaPorte County: 1,123 (1,081).

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 (21.7 percent), LaPorte's (17.7 percent), and the state's (19 percent).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 5,080 (4,926 on Monday); and the most deaths, 282 (267). Lake County has reported 1,715 (1,586) and 77 deaths (70), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 199 cases and five deaths (192 and five).


Posted 4/28/2020




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