Coronavirus cases swell to 3,953 in state, 1,570 cases in Marion County

The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday morning said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 3,953 after the emergence of 516 more cases.

The death toll in the state jumped to 116, up from 102 the previous day.

The department reported that 19,800 people have been tested so far, up from 17,835 in Friday’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.

The first COVID-19 case in Indiana was reported March 16.

Marion County reported 1,570 cases—up 141 cases from the previous day—with 34 deaths. The state said 7,568 people have been tested in the county.

Counties in the Indianapolis area have reported at least 32 cases each: Hamilton (265), Johnson (153), Hendricks (163), Boone (50), Hancock (57), Madison (72), Morgan (60) and Shelby (32).

Only five 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 Saturday morning, 278,537 cases had been reported in the United States, with 7,163 deaths, according to a running tally maintained by health researchers at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine.

More than 1.14 million cases have been reported globally, with 60,874 deaths. More than 233,807 people have recovered.

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