The Indiana State
Department of Health was reporting this morning 605 new cases of COVID-19
over the last 24 hours, for a total of 17,182, up from 16,588 on Tuesday.
The 605 new cases
(650 new cases on Tuesday) represent an increase of 3.6 percent over the
last 24 hours.
ISDH also reported
63 additional deaths (57 additional deaths on Tuesday), for a total of 964,
up from 901 on Tuesday, an increase of 7 percent over the last 24 hours.
Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred
over multiple days.
In addition, ISDH
reported a total of 101 probable COVID-19 deaths (91 on Tuesday), 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.
Death are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over
More: ISDH reported
474 new cases of COVID-19 at nursing home facilities, for a total of 1,467;
and 98 new death at nursing home facilities, for a total of 260. Number of
nursing home facilities in the state with at least one case of COVID-19:
148. Number with at least one death: 85.
tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 87,181 on Tuesday, an
increase of 5 percent, with a positive rate of 18.8 percent. Tests are being
conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and
Tests in Porter
County: 1,659 (1,649 on Tuesday). In Lake County: 8,009 (7,873). In LaPorte
County: 1,162 (1,123).
If positive rates
are an indication of the extent of COVID-19 testing in a county, then Porter
County's 13.9-percent positive rate compares favorably to Lake's (22
percent), LaPorte's (17.9 percent), and the state's (18.8 percent).
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 5,295 (5,080); and the most deaths, 305 (282). Lake
County has reported 1,786 (1,715) and 81 deaths (77), the second highest in
the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 209 cases and five
deaths (199 and five).