The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday said the number of positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 19,295, following the emergence of 665 more cases.
The state reported 795 new cases on Friday, 653 on Thursday, 594 on Wednesday, 627 on Tuesday, 949 on Monday and 617 on Sunday.
The state said Saturday that the cumulative death toll in the state rose to 1,115, up from 1,062 the previous day—an increase of 53.
About 91% of the total deaths involve those who are age 60 or older. About 74% of those who have died are older than 70. Men account for nearly 54% of the deaths.
The state reported that 104,141 people have been tested so far, up from 99,639 in Friday’s report—an increase of 4,502 tests. That’s the second highest number of new tests reported by the department in a daily report, exceeded only by Friday’s increase of 4,641.
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.
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.
Marion County reported 5,983 cumulative cases—up from 5,754 the previous day, an increase of 229 cases.
The state reported 357 cumulative deaths in Marion County, up from 339 in Friday’s report.
The state said 29,964 people have been tested in the county.
As for surrounding counties, Hamilton had 810 positive cases; Johnson 668; Hendricks 745; Boone 198; Hancock 229; Madison 434; Morgan 160; and Shelby 218.
Every Indiana county has at least two cases.
The department said 42.4% of the state’s intensive care unit beds were still available. About 16.6% are being used by COVID-19 patients.
The department also said 80.5% of the state’s ventilators were available. About 8% were 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.
Health officials say Indiana has far more coronavirus cases—possibly thousands more—than those indicated by the number of tests.
As of Saturday morning, 1,107,815 cases had been reported in the United States, with 65,173 deaths, according to a running tally maintained by health researchers at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. More than 164,000 people have recovered.
More than 3.36 million cases have been reported globally, with 239,345 deaths. More than 1 million people have recovered.