We were warned that across the country this week would be quite shocking with the number of reported deaths from COVID-19 expected to grow rapidly. Indiana seems to be holding to that expectation with another 34 deaths reported from the state’s health department on Tuesday morning.
Along with the new deaths the state confirmed 568 new cases, hurdling the state over 5,000 confirmed cases. The increase in cases comes with more than 2,000 additional reports received by the state on Tuesdays report.
Locally there were no additional deaths to report. St. Joseph County 129 positive cases and Elkhart County has 43. Marion County also now has more than 2,000 confirmed cases.
The full release from ISDH is below:
INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 568 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 5,507 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.
A total of 173 Hoosiers have died to date. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.
To date, 28,764 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 26,192 on Monday.
Marion County had the most new cases, at 193. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (12), Clark (11), Floyd (16), Hamilton (22), Hancock (14), Harrison (11), Hendricks (27), Johnson (19), Lake (52), Madison (34) and St. Joseph (17). The Lake County totals include results from East Chicago and Gary, which have their own health departments.
The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at coronavirus.in.gov, which will be updated daily at 10 a.m. Cases are listed by county of residence. Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH.
The dashboard also has been updated to make corrections based on updated information provided to ISDH.