Coronavirus cases soar to 2,565 in state, 1,117 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 2,565 after the emergence of 406 more cases.

The state has reported 1,051 new cases over the past three days.

The death toll in the state has risen to 65, up from 49 the previous day.

The department reported that 14,375 people have been tested so far, up from 13,373 in Tuesday’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 1,117 cases—up 153 cases from the previous day—with 21 deaths.

Counties in the Indianapolis area have reported at least 19 cases each: Hamilton (179), Johnson (118), Hendricks (91), Boone (29), Hancock (33), Madison (46), Morgan (41) and Shelby (19).

Only nine of Indiana’s 92 counties have not reported cases.

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.

As of Wednesday morning, 189,633 cases had been reported in the United States, with 4,081 deaths, according to a running tally maintained by health researchers at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine.

More than 877,400 cases have been reported globally, with 43,537 deaths. More than 185,240 people have recovered.

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3 thoughts on “Coronavirus cases soar to 2,565 in state, 1,117 in Marion County

  1. Below is a link to a chart of these updates for IN, Marion County, and USA. Feel free to edit and include any graphs (and thanks to whoever put in the trend line). FWIW, it seems like we are using very few tests and getting a LOT of positives (400 positive out of 1002 tests yesterday). Perhaps the hospitals are getting really good at spotting who has it or now. The person I took to the ER yesterday did not get tested.

    1. Another explanation is that there are plenty more people infected who don’t know and haven’t been tested. Symptoms in one person may be mild, but they are still contagious to the people they come into contact with who may not be so lucky – older, sicker.

  2. Actually, now that I think about it, it takes 2-7 days for test results to come back. So, number of tests versus results might not mesh per day.