The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday morning said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 2,159 after the emergence of 373 more cases.
The death toll in the state has risen to 49, up from 35 the previous day.
The department reported that 13,373 people have been tested so far, up from 11,658 in Monday’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 964 cases—up 160 cases from the previous day—with 17 deaths.
Every county in the Indianapolis area has at least a dozen cases each: Hamilton (127), Johnson (101), Hendricks (70), Boone (22), Hancock (26), Madison (38), Morgan (32) and Shelby (15).
More than 80 of Indiana’s 92 counties have 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 Tuesday morning, 164,719 cases had been reported in the United States, with 3,170 deaths, according to a running tally maintained by health researchers at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine.
More than 803,300 cases have been reported globally, with 39,014 deaths. More than 172,650 people have recovered.
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Thanx for the updated info.
Would you be good enough to include the same info you provide for Marion county for the surrounding counties?
By 1) reported cases; 2) change/increase from previous day 3) deaths change from previous day.
Thanx for the coverage.
“Marion County reported 964 cases—up 160 cases from the previous day—with 17 deaths.
“Every county in the Indianapolis area has at least a dozen cases each: Hamilton (127), Johnson (101), Hendricks (70), Boone (22), Hancock (26), Madison (38), Morgan (32) and Shelby (15).”
Thanks for the updates. For perspective, could you also list deaths from all other causes?
Imagine a bus of 14 people that crashed and killed all aboard in downtown Indy yesterday. Imagine a plane of 200+ people crashing in NYC every day for the next three months. These deaths are from a virus that wasn’t present in US six months ago and we weren’t testing for six weeks ago in Indiana. Maybe that is the perspective you should consider.
Derek, dramatizing the story is fine. However, if one wants to be realistic, it would be more advantageous to see the numbers on a daily/weekly basis. Then perhaps to put all of those numbers on a graph to see how it escalates, plateaus, flattens, decreases.
If one were to do a comparison one could go back to 1918 Spanish flu, 1950-1960s tuberculosis; SARS, MEARs, etc. My suggestion would be to keep it current/relevant, perhaps SARS, MEARS, Aids/HIV, things which have invaded our society and see how long it took us to successfully create anti-virus/treatment.
Comparing it to hurricane, tornadoss, car crashes, floods, opiod use/deaths and other type of natural or everyday disasters is unlike COVID-19, swine flu, etc which are transmittable.
Michael A, I am actually in complete agreement with you regarding the need to show trends and accurate facts and ensuring all understand the impact of an exponential rate of growth and rate of death for this unique virus. I just took issue with someone wanting to compare the current number of Covid deaths to “deaths from other causes” as that would minimize the potential negative consequences of underestimating this virus. Unfortunately, facts, data, and scientific methods are being ignored by too many people. I appreciate the time you took to respond.