The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 9,542 after the emergence of 587 more cases.
New reported cases have risen for the past two days, with 428 on Wednesday and 291 on Tuesday.
The state said Thursday that the cumulative death toll in the state rose to 477, up from 436 the previous day—an increase of 41 deaths.
Deaths and positive cases are not always reported to the department immediately, which means the numbers can move inconsistently day to day.
The department reported the state’s first case on March 6.
The state reported that 51,115 people have been tested so far, up from 48,396 in Wednesday’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 3,320 cases—up from 3,204 the previous day, an increase of 116 cases. The state reported 164 cumulative deaths in Marion County, up from 155 in Wednesday’s report. The state said 16,604 people have been tested in the county.
As for surrounding counties, Hamilton had 520 positive cases; Johnson 358; Hendricks 378; Boone 136; Hancock 127; Madison 283; Morgan 108; and Shelby 86.
Every Indiana county has at least one case.
The health department is now providing case updates daily at noon 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 Thursday morning, 640,014 cases had been reported in the United States, with 31,002 deaths, according to a running tally maintained by health researchers at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. More than 52,770 people have recovered.
More nearly 2.1 million cases have been reported globally, with 139,419 deaths. More than 528,000 people have recovered.