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.