650 new COVID-19 cases, 16,588 total reported in Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 650 new positive coronavirus cases since Monday at noon, bringing the state’s total to 16,588.

ISDH also announced an additional 57 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 901.

Marion County reported their totals as 5,080 cases and 282 deaths – the most in the state.

Marion County also had the most new cases, at 158. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (19), Cass (85), Elkhart (24), Hancock (21), Jasper (11), Johnson (11), Lake (129), Porter (13) and St. Joseph (16). The Lake County totals include results from East Chicago and Gary, which have their own health departments.

The new numbers show 87,181 people have been tested statewide with a rate of 19% positive.

ISDH is reporting 91 total probable deaths. The agency said probable deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans and other clinical symptoms but for which no positive test is on record.

The health department said deaths are reported based on when data is received, and could reflect a period of multiple days.

The state has yet to provide information on recoveries.

For complete statistics reported by ISDH, visit Coronavirus.IN.Gov.

April 28, 2020

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