Coronavirus cases rise to 477 in state, 226 in Marion County

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday morning said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 477 after the emergence of 112 more cases.

The department reported that 3,365 people have been tested so far, up from 2,931 people in the previous day’s report. The ISDH said the test number reflects only those tests reported to the department and the numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total.

The death toll in the state has risen to 14, up from 12 the previous day.

Marion County reported 226 cases—up 65 cases from the previous day—with six deaths.

Other area counties with cases are Hamilton (30), Johnson (24), Hendricks (15), Boone (4), Hancock (8), Madison (4), Morgan (5) and Shelby (2).

The health department is providing case updates daily at 10 a.m. based on results received through midnight.

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 at least 55 Indiana counties so far.

As of Wednesday morning, 55,238 cases had been reported in the United States with 802 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 436,150 cases have been reported globally with 19,648 deaths. More than 111,800 people have recovered.

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4 thoughts on “Coronavirus cases rise to 477 in state, 226 in Marion County

  1. EH? I already have two part-time jobs that are done from my home office; one of which I’ve had almost 40 years and the other almost 10. What’s your point? I haven’t heard anything about the TX Lt. Gov’s proposal.

  2. Been mulling this over and while I am in support of the moves Trump and Holcomb made, we need to do something different when we do get through this. We came home from Florida early due to feared travel restrictions and are fine. Just rather be home.
    WE do have a failure here and it is very obvious, to the point folks are beginning to talk about it.
    The very idea that we have let China become our major supplier of prescription drugs, and the fact that the industry and government knew that, is beyond the pale. Why on earth would we allow that to happen. Can only be one answer. MONEY – MONEY – MONEY.
    That has to stop. The United States should immediately begin to address this national security concern in the strongest possible way.
    Incentives to drug makers.
    Restrictions, phased in on the percentage of drugs we are allowed to import from a communist nation, or any unstable country we do not trust.
    Pricing stipulations, I hate to use “protections” but a way to ensure drugs are available to all at the same price and make them compete by ensuring that generics, supplements, daily maintenance medicines have several sources.
    Immediately establish a National Preserve full of all needed drugs for war, (hope not) natural disaster, epidemic, pandemic, etc. That should include access to supplies of surgical equipment, PPE’s, ventilators, whatever the professionals need. Maintain extra hospital space on military bases, easily opened in times of need, fully equipped. It will take full time staffs, new jobs and require ongoing maintenance to maintain readiness and a program to replace obsolete medicines and equipment. The older equipment would be marketable to charities in under served counties with needs for help.
    Not only will it provide the buffer we need, the establishment of the this reserve and the jobs to build it and maintain it will create one hell of a lot of jobs. Many would replace the lost jobs that will never be back.

    Bud Green