Coronavirus cases rise to 1,786 in state, 804 in Marion County

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday morning said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 1,786 after the emergence of 272 more cases.

The state has reported 805 new cases over the past three days.

The death toll in the state has risen to 35, up from 32 the previous day.

The department reported that 11,658 people have been tested so far, up from 9,830 in Sunday’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 804 cases—up 128 cases from the previous day—with 12 deaths.

Every county in the Indianapolis area has at least a dozen cases each: Hamilton (106), Johnson (81), Hendricks (58), Boone (20), Hancock (28), Madison (29), Morgan (23) and Shelby (13).

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.

The state said 97.1% of those who have died in the state were 50 and older; 85.7% were 60 and older; 68.6% were 70 and older; and 40% were 80 and older. More than 65% of those who died were males.

As of Monday morning, 143,055 cases had been reported in the United States, with 2,513 deaths, according to a running tally maintained by health researchers at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine.

More than 737,900 cases have been reported globally, with 34,830 deaths. More than 156,500 people have recovered.

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One thought on “Coronavirus cases rise to 1,786 in state, 804 in Marion County

  1. Dear Editor:

    It would be helpful to get perspective on how many “normal” deaths there are on a daily basis in Marion County and the State of Indiana in previous years to compare whether or not the deaths reported as a coronavirus death represents an actual increase in the average deaths per day or month? Or will we find that the numbers of deaths remain relatively the same, but the cause of death on the death certificate simply states coronavirus vs. “normal” causes of death: COPD, Acute myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, car accident, homicide, etc, etc, etc.