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.