Coronavirus cases rise to 981 in state, 484 in Marion County

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday morning said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 981 after the emergence of 336 more cases.

The department reported that 6,936 people have been tested so far, up from 4,651 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 24, up from 17 the previous day.

Marion County reported 484 cases—up 191 cases from the previous day—with eight deaths.

Other area counties with cases are Hamilton (52), Johnson (42), Hendricks (28), Boone (7), Hancock (13), Madison (7), Morgan (10) and Shelby (6).

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 nearly 70 of Indiana’s 92 counties so far.

As of Friday morning, 85,996 cases had been reported in the United States, with 1,301 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.

The United States now has more cases than any other country.

More than 549,600 cases have been reported globally, with 24,863 deaths. More than 127,500 people have recovered.

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8 thoughts on “Coronavirus cases rise to 981 in state, 484 in Marion County

  1. So many things being said all over the spectrum and who knows what or who to believe???

    COVID-19 seemingly has become a political opportunist vehicle for sure!

    I understand that there are thousands more surviving and beating it than subcumbing to it but we never get to hear about those.

    We need to hear the survivors stories and the tallies and statistics of survivors over victims.

    That’s what hope looks like!!!

    1. Agreed. I would like to hear from some people – a sampling of Americans from all age demographics and diverse backgrounds – and learn from their first-hand experiences in terms of symptoms, duration, what they did (or had done to them by medical pros) to cope and survive. IBJ, Associated Press, please listen!

    2. This is not a contest or a reality show – it’s a PANDEMIC. The statistics regarding confirmed COVID-19 cases and tragically, the number of deaths due to the virus, are vital metrics utilized to identify if the preventive measures are effective. In our current environment, the “negative” is immeasurably more important than the “positive” news to determine if things are getting better or worse.

    3. Excellent point. Morbidity and mortality are quite different … especially to the individual !

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    Part of the reason the White House task force reached out to Curry was the hope that he could reach his mostly younger audience and stress just how serious this pandemic is.

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  3. Statistics are only important if there is a possibility of accuracy. In this case, there is not. The only cases being tested are those being hospitalized; only those with high fever and extreme difficulty breathing. Our politicians have grossly mishandled teting for this PANDEMIC. It’s all well and good for Pence to say recently that out of 10 tested,1 is positive. However, for every positive tested, there are innumerable who were denied testing. On day 10 of symptoms, testing negative for flu and strep, I pray for those who have been hospitalized and those who have lost their lives. Believe me, ‘mild’ cases are nowhere near ‘mild.’

    1. I don’t understand what you’re saying . Denied testing , or triaged? Innumerable ? Really ? I read on NIH website that many individuals are asymptomatic.i believe that . In fact , the ‘mild’ nature of most peoples’ symptoms is the precise reason this has become a pandemic . South Korea seems to be doing the best at managing – isolating positive individuals and everyone with whom they’ve had close contact .