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440 new COVID19 cases in state; deaths top 400

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The Indiana State Department of Health was reporting this morning 440 new cases of COVID-19, for a total 8,955, up from 8,527 on Tuesday.

The 449 new cases represent an increase of 5 percent over the last 24 hours.

ISDH is also reporting 49 additional deaths, for a total of 436, up from 387 on Tuesday, an increase of 13 percent over the last 24 hours. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

Meanwhile, 48,396 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 46,539. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Marion County has the most reported cases, 3,204 (3,063 on Tuesday); and the most deaths, 155 (141 on Tuesday). Lake County has reported 876 cases (819) and 33 deaths (31), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 42 cases (36) and four deaths (three).

Other COVID-19 information:

-- Current available ICU bed capacity of the 2,960 in the state: 45.6 percent; 25 percent in use for COVID-19; 29.4 percent in use for non-COVID-19.

-- Current available ventilators of the 2,872 in the state: 74 percent; 14.6 percent in use for COVID-19; 11.4 percent in use for non-COVID-19.

-- Age distribution: 50-59, 20 percent; 40-49, 16.9 percent; 60-69, 16.7 percent; 30-39, 13.7 percent; 70-79, 10.7 percent; 20-29, 10.6 percent; 80+, 9.6 percent; and 0-19, 1.7 percent.

-- Gender: female, 54.8 percent; male, 44.1 percent.

-- By race: white, 49.9 percent (85.1 percent of state’s population); black, 17.6 percent (9.8 percent of population); other, 12.7 percent (2.6 of population); Asian, 0.8 percent (2.5 percent of population); and unknown, 19 percent.

 

Posted 4/15/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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