State reports 291 more COVID-19 cases, 37 more deaths

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 8,527 after the emergence of 291 more cases.

The department reported the state’s first case on March 6.

The state said Tuesday that the death toll in the state rose to 387, up from 350 the previous day.

Deaths and positive cases are not always reported immediately, which means the numbers can move inconsistently day to day.

The state reported that 46,017 people have been tested so far, up from 44,539 in Sunday’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 3,063 cases—up from 3,012 cases the previous day. The state reported 141 deaths in Marion County, up from 123 on Monday. The state said 15,046 people have been tested in the county.

As for surrounding counties, Hamilton had 499 positive cases; Johnson 329; Hendricks 350; Boone 125; Hancock 121; Madison 263; Morgan 104, and Shelby 77.

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 Tuesday morning, 584,073 cases had been reported in the United States, with 23,709 deaths, according to a running tally maintained by health researchers at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. More than 44,300 people have recovered.

More than 1.94 million cases have been reported globally, with 121,897 deaths. More than 465,700 people have recovered.

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5 thoughts on “State reports 291 more COVID-19 cases, 37 more deaths

    1. For demographics, WTHR provides a running update by age in 10 year buckets, as well as male v female %. If the question is about race, I would suggest any Gannett publication, as that is always their agenda.

    2. IBJ has been putting together this daily report on the case and death numbers issued by the state department of health since the beginning of the outbreak in Indiana. It provides a quick, basic overview of the official numbers. It is not meant to provide in-depth analysis. Please look to additional IBJ stories for more comprehensive coverage. We include a link to the health department dashboard in this story where you can find additional data, including age, gender and race statistics.

  1. Well, not exactly. Stay in place helps those most at risk by not exposing the people who will be interacting with them to the virus, like delivery people, health aids, family members, mail carriers, food prep people, etc,. Everyone is involved in tamping down exposure to everyone else. In other words we are all in it together.