The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday said the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the state has risen to 28,255, following the emergence of 477 more cases.
The state reported 498 new cases on Sunday, 625 on Saturday, 602 on Friday, 580 on Thursday, 346 on Wednesday and 500 on Tuesday.
The department said Monday that the cumulative death toll in the state rose to 1,621, up from 1,607 the previous day—an increase of 14.
More than 91% of the total deaths involve those who are age 60 or older. Almost 75% of those who have died are older than 70. Men account for 51.3% of the deaths. Only 2.9% of the deaths have involved someone younger than 50.
According to the report, 732 deaths—or 45% of the state’s total—have involved long-term care facilities.
The state said 183,912 people have been tested so far, up from 177,243 in Sunday’s report—an increase of 6,696. That’s the highest number of new tests to be reported in the health department’s daily update.
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.
Health officials say Indiana has far more coronavirus cases—possibly thousands more—than those indicated by the number of official tests. A study announced May 13 estimated at least 186,000 Hoosiers have or had COVID-19 through the end of April.
New positive cases, deaths and tests have occurred over a range of dates but were reported to the department in the previous day.
The department reported the state’s first case on March 6 and first death from COVID-19 on March 16.
Marion County on Monday reported 8,406 cumulative cases—up from 8,303 the previous day, an increase of 103 cases.
The county’s cumulative death toll rose to 480, up from 477 in Saturday’s report.
The state said 41,923 people have been tested in the county.
As for surrounding counties, Hamilton had 1,033 positive cases; Johnson 1,002; Hendricks 1,039; Boone 260; Hancock 292; Madison 551; Morgan 247; and Shelby 297.
Pike County has five cases, but every other Indiana county has at least seven.
The department said 39.5% of the state’s intensive care unit beds were still available. About 16% are being used by COVID-19 patients.
The department also said 80.6% of the state’s ventilators were available, with 6.9% being used for COVID-19 patients.
The health department is providing case updates daily at noon based on results received through 11:59 p.m. the previous day.
As of Monday morning, more than 1.49 million cases had been reported in the United States, with 89,636 deaths, according to a running tally maintained by health researchers at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. More than 272,265 people have recovered.
More than 4.74 million cases have been reported globally, with 315,822 deaths. More than 1.74 million people have recovered.