State reports 308 more COVID-19 cases, with 7 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 8,236 after the emergence of 308 more cases.

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

The state said Monday that the death toll in the state rose to 350, up from 343 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 44,539 people have been tested so far, up from 42,489 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 3,012 cases—up from 2,887 cases the previous day. The state reported 123 deaths in Marion County, the same number as Sunday. The state said 15,482 people have been tested in the county.

As for surrounding counties, Hamilton had 490 positive cases; Johnson, 327; Hendricks, 330; Boone, 109; Hancock, 118; Madison, 261; Morgan, 103, and Shelby, 75.

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 Monday morning, 557,663 cases had been reported in the United States, with 22,116 deaths, according to a running tally maintained by health researchers at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. More than 41,870 people have recovered.

More than 1.86 million cases have been reported globally, with 115,225 deaths. More than 440,900 people have recovered.

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7 thoughts on “State reports 308 more COVID-19 cases, with 7 more deaths

  1. In the past few days I have received and read about pleas for plasma from those who have tested, recovered from C19. One would think that public health officials, those testing and recording results, and health care providers would get synched in their activity soon. Not sure how a “general call out” to the public is the most effective way to get the plasma where it needs to go quickly.

    1. They can’t go to the prospects directly because of HIPAA, so they either have to rely upon physicians who know the patients well enough to make an inquiry or make a general plea public. In the case of the former (MDs), their offices aren’t going to contact a patient, but if someone is in their office, they might drop a hint ala, “did you hear they’re looking for SARS-CoV-2/CoViD-19 survivors to donate plasma?”. They aren’t going to make cold calls because a HIPAA violation lawsuit is something no person or facility wants to encounter as (in this case) it would be a slam dunk loss.

  2. 308 new cases – please advise the time period – 1 day, 1 week, 2 weeks, ……

    the article does not state a time period. data without a time period makes the data useless. i understand the caveat of late reporting, however, if multiple times periods are used, the late reporting has a lesser effect on the numbers.

    1. The number indicates the rise in cases from the previous day’s health department report. The health department reported a total case number of 7,928 on Sunday and a total case of 8,236 on Monday. That’s an increase of 308. The department updates that number daily when cases are first reported, no matter when they occurred.

  3. who is making the Covid tests and how can that supply be increased? We can’t ease up on social distancing until we have better data. I have yet to hear capacity for making tests and how this number can be increased to meet Indiana’s testing needs.

    1. I thnk there are several SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 test manufacturers. As far as increasing the supply, that appears to be suppressed. Something I pointed out elsewhere on IBJ.com is someone in particular knows one important rule: there will never be more positive cases of the disease than there are analyzed tests…and for a test to be analyzed, it must also first be administered. If the person with the ability to affect both of those cases (administered, analyzed) has no concern WRT how big those numbers are, then tests would be administered left & right, if nothing else, to get a grasp on just how many people have the disease. Is he/she concerned about the number of positive cases? The total cost of the tests? Perhaps they have no interest in the number of active cases but rather, how many people were exposed to the disease and/or contracted it after the fact?

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