Coronavirus cases rise to 1,514 in state, 676 in Marion County

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday morning said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 1,514 after the emergence of 282 more cases.

The state has reported 533 new cases over the past two days.

The death toll in the state has risen to 32, up from 31 the previous day.

The department reported that 9,830 people have been tested so far, up from 8,407 in Saturday’s report and 6,936 in Friday’s report. The ISDH said the test numbers reflect only those tests reported to the department and the numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total.

Marion County reported 676 cases—up 92 cases from the previous day—with 10 deaths.

Counties in the Indianapolis area have at least a dozen cases each: Hamilton (83), Johnson (71), Hendricks (48), Boone (13), Hancock (22), Madison (18), Morgan (20) and Shelby (12).

More than 63% of the state’s reported cases have occurred in the Indianapolis area.

The health department is providing case updates daily at about 10 a.m. based on results received through 11:59 p.m. the previous day.

Health officials say Indiana has far more coronavirus cases—possibly thousands more—than those indicated by the number of tests.

Cases have been confirmed in more than 85 of Indiana’s 92 counties so far.

As of Sunday morning, 124,686 cases had been reported in the United States, with 2,191 deaths, according to a running tally maintained by health researchers at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. More than a third of deaths occurred in New York and Washington state.

More than 681,700 cases have been reported globally, with 31,882 deaths. More than 145,690 people have recovered.

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9 thoughts on “Coronavirus cases rise to 1,514 in state, 676 in Marion County

  1. The cumulative number of cases doean’t tell us much but seems to be the favored stat of ISDH reporting . I note this article reports a lot of cumulative numbers too, “The state has reported 533 new cases over the past two days.” Are there any numbers on the daily increase or decrease in number of new cases v. the previous 14 days? That could more accurately suggest if we’ve peaked or are still ascending? Not perfect or conclusive given lack of testing but wouldn’t this be better than cumulative numbers – some of whom have recovered? Does this chart exist somewhere?

    1. My problem is recovered? There is death or not. Recovered is kinda sometimes a recorded thing, like on the way out of the hospital, they call the state and tell them, another recovered? Your at home, feeling fine now, oh I should call the state, tell them I’m recovered.

  2. Thank you Eric. This is helpful but narrative by the Governor. I trust him but numbers would be nice. I probably just need to look harder but it seems to me if officials keep saying, nearly every day, that cases are increasing daily, that a chart quantifying that oft-repeated statement would be easy and logical for ISDH or IBJ to produce

  3. It bothers me when the government fails to provide the data to the citizenry. This snapshot of data–without providing the relative data–seems designed to frustrate our knowledge. It would be helpful to provide an updated daily chart, adding a new column or row each day. Provide what statistics we have: # of tests (daily/total), # of positive (daily/total), # of deaths (daily/total). Perhaps one our journalists at the IBJ could use google sheets, input the data, and provide a link to the readers? Here’s a start (using data from IBJ’s daily updates). Anyone can edit. Please run with it. I have to get back to work.

    1. Awesome Patrick O. You’re right, this is exactly what journalists and/or government should do. TY!

    1. A map doesn’t tell us if we are, in fact, “flattening the curve”. Only a graph will tell us that.


      Surely the ISDH has a statistician on staff. And if they don’t, I’m sure Eli Lilly or another local pharma company does…