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Statewide C19 cases top 40,000

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 452 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (449 new cases on Thursday), to bring total cases so far to 39,146, up from 38,748 on Thursday, an increase of 1.2 percent.

ISDH was also reporting 16 additional deaths over the last 24 hours (25 additional deaths on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 2,396, up from 2,380 an increase of 0.7 percent.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 4,611 cases and 1,011 deaths (unchanged from Thursday). Number of nursing home facilities in the state with at least one case of COVID-19: 250. Number of nursing homes in the state with at least one COVID-19 death: 155.

335,180 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 327,342 on Thursday, an increase of 2.4 percent over the last 24 hours, with a positive rate of 11.7 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Porter County: 6,283 (6,173 on Thursday). In Lake County: 28,802 (28,552). In LaPorte County: 5,296 (5,160).

If positive rates are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter County’s 9.3 percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake’s (14.2 percent) and the state’s (11.7 percent) but is higher than LaPorte’s (8.9 percent).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 10,577 (10,492 on Thursday); and the most deaths, 643 (643). Lake County has reported 4,081 cases (4,057) and 224 deaths (223), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 465 cases and 24 deaths (465 and 24).

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 182 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Thursday.

91 additional deaths brings Illinois’ total to 6185

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The number of deaths in Illinois attributed to the coronavirus in Illinois now stands at 6,185 with 91 more deaths, officials announced Thursday.

The total number of deaths announced Thursday marks a full week of fewer than 100 deaths reported daily by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The department also reported 766 people tested positive for COVID-19 from among the 22,000 people tested. The number that have tested positive since January totals 130,603. The 625 new cases announced Wednesday was the lowest daily count in Illinois since March 30.

Health officials say the recovery rate for people who contract COVID-19 stands at 92 percent.

The Department of Health is also reporting probable COVID-19 cases, with 178 probable deaths and 724 non-fatal infections. The probable victims and patients were never tested.



Posted 6/12/2020




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