Real-time updates | Indiana reaches 300 COVID-19 deaths

INDIANAPOLIS —

Friday, April 10

7:36 p.m. 

The Associated Press reports 24 residents of the Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson, Indiana have died. Dr. Kristina Box said 16 of the residents had tested positive for the virus and eight of them had compatible symptoms. She called it a tragedy for the families and the state.

10 a.m.

Indiana has reached 300 deaths and 6,907 positive COVID-19 cases, the Indiana State Department of Health reports.

ISDH reported 20.6% of positive cases are in peopled aged 50-59, 17.1% 60-69 and 16.8% 40-49. While more women have contracted the coronavirus, the department said 62.1% of deaths have been men.

37.3% of deaths have occurred in people over 80, 31% in those 70-79 and 20.3% were 60-69. A full breakdown of age and gender for deaths and cases can be found here.

Local county numbers include:

  • Clark: 104 confirmed positive cases, 8 deaths
  • Floyd: 93 confirmed positive cases, 3 deaths
  • Harrison: 50 confirmed positive cases, 1 death
  • Scott: 12 confirmed positive cases, 2 deaths
  • Washington: 23 confirmed positive cases, 0 deaths

The number of people tested statewide is 35,040.

Thursday, April 9

10 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 408 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the state — a 7% jump from the previous day’s numbers. 6,351 people have tested positive for coronavirus.

ISDH said 42 more people died, bringing the statewide total to 245.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box has previously emphasized that the daily update on deaths may not have all occurred on the previous day. The updated numbers are reports the department gets each day. That means not all newly reported deaths happened the previous day. The counties may be slow to report updated numbers to the state.

Only three of the state’s 93 counties remain without a single positive case: Benton, Perry and Pike.

1,264 more people were tested for coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the overall total to 32,133.

Local county numbers include:

  • Clark: 96 confirmed positive cases, 7 deaths
  • Floyd: 88 confirmed positive cases, 3 deaths
  • Harrison: 51 confirmed positive cases, 1 death
  • Scott: 12 confirmed positive cases, 2 deaths
  • Washington: 23 confirmed positive cases, 0 deaths

Wednesday, April 8

2:30 p.m.

According to Public Health Care official Dr.Box, you can tell that you’ve recovered from COVID-19 after a minimal of 7-days of not having symptoms and up to 72 hours after that with no Tylenol to reduce fever symptoms. 

10 a.m. 

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 563 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the state.

5,943 people have tested positive for coronavirus and 30 more people died, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 203.

Only three of the state’s 93 counties remain without a single positive case (Benton, Perry and Pike).

30,869 people have been tested in the state.

Local county numbers include:

  • Clark: 86 confirmed positive cases, 7 deaths
  • Floyd: 77 confirmed positive cases, 3 deaths
  • Harrison: 48 confirmed positive cases, 1 death
  • Scott: 11 confirmed positive cases, 2 deaths
  • Washington: 21 confirmed positive cases, 0 deaths

Tuesday, April 7

2:30 p.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported an additional 4 deaths at another long-term care facility in Madison County. That is after reporting Monday on 11 deaths at Bethany Pointe in Anderson. Additional deaths at long-term care facilities were confirmed in Johnson County and Lawrence.

ISDH pointed out that while someone might test negative today for COVID-19, they could develop symptoms in the next 24 to 72 hours and be infecting others. They used that example to stress the importance of social distancing and staying at home.

INDOT announced it will be adding and ramping up more projects to take advantage of fewer cars being on the roads to get work done. That includes working on or closing sections of I-70 and I-69.

10 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 563 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, an 11% jump from the previous day.

5,507 people have tested positive for coronavirus and 34 more people died, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 173.

Only three of the state’s 93 counties remain without a single positive case (Benton, Perry and Pike).

Clark County now has seven deaths, while other local counties have not seen an increase in deaths.

28,764 people have been tested in the state.

Local county numbers include:

  • Clark: 82 confirmed positive cases, 7 deaths
  • Floyd: 74 confirmed positive cases, 1 death
  • Harrison: 48 confirmed positive cases, 1 death
  • Scott: 8 confirmed positive cases, 1 death
  • Washington: 20 confirmed positive cases, 0 deaths

Monday, April 6

2:30 p.m.

There have been 11 deaths attributed to a COVID-19 outbreak at the Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Madison County. Three workers have been hospitalized in critical condition. ISDH is working with the facility to help contain the outbreak.

As of today, Indiana has  2,964 ICU beds. Fifty-eight percent of those are occupied, and of the occupied beds, 31 % are coronavirus patients. The state also has 2,642 ventilators and 455 have been identified for potential use if needed.

ISDH says BMI is a factor that makes someone at a higher risk of coronavirus complications.

State park campgrounds are closed except for those who use recreational vehicles or cabins as their primary residence.

Retail stores providing essential items may remain open but must abide by the following:

  • Limit number of customers in the store at one time
  • Adjust hours to accommodate vulnerable customers
  • Limit hours to restock, clean
  • Comply with mitigation measures to protect employees, customers

Other retail businesses may remain open if they restrict sales to online or call- in ordering and delivery or curbside pick up.

One hundred employees are being added to help handle the surge in unemployment cases. Additionally, systems are being “created” to provide the changes in unemployment benefits.

10 a.m.

There are currently 4,944 COVID-19 cases in Indiana and 139 deaths. There has been a 12% increase in positive cases. Of those cases, 54.8% are women. The majority of cases are in people aged 50 to 59, closely followed by those 60-69 and 40-49. Here is a full breakdown:

  • 0-19: 1.6 percent
  • 20-29: 10.6 percent
  • 30-39: 14 percent
  • 40-49: 16.9 percent
  • 50-59: 20.2 percent
  • 60-69: 17.2 percent
  • 70-79: 11.6 percent
  • 80+: 7.9 percent

When looking at deaths, ISDH said 60.4% were men. The majority of deaths in the state are patients 70 and older. Here is the full breakdown:

  • 0-19: 0 percent
  • 20-29: 0 percent
  • 30-39: 2.2 percent
  • 40-49: 1.4 percent
  • 50-59: 7.9 percent
  • 60-69: 18.7 percent
  • 70-79: 30.9 percent
  • 80+: 38.8 percent

ISDH reports 26,191 tests have been administered to date, around 3,500 more than reported Sunday.

Local county numbers include:

  • Clark: 71 confirmed positive cases, 4 deaths
  • Floyd: 58 confirmed positive cases, 1 death
  • Harrison: 38 confirmed positive cases, 1 death
  • Scott: 7 confirmed positive cases, 1 death
  • Washington: 18 confirmed positive cases, 0 deaths

Sunday, April 5

10 a.m. 

IDSH reported 458 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the overall state total to 4,411 positive cases. 

In addition, 11 more people died. Indiana now has 127 coronavirus-related deaths.

Local county numbers: 

  • Clark: 66 confirmed positive cases
  • Floyd: 50 confirmed positive cases
  • Harrison: 33 confirmed positive cases
  • Scott: 8 confirmed positive cases
  • Washington: 18 confirmed positive cases

Saturday, April 4

10 a.m. 

IDSH reported 516 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the overall state total to 3,953 positive cases. 

In addition, 14 more people died. Indiana now has 116 coronavirus-related deaths.

Local county numbers: 

  • Clark: 61 confirmed positive cases
  • Floyd: 41 confirmed positive cases
  • Harrison: 28 confirmed positive cases
  • Scott: 7 confirmed positive cases
  • Washington: 16 confirmed positive cases

Friday, April 3

2:30 p.m.

Governor Holcomb announced Friday the largest number of deaths in a 24-hour period. Holcomb said, 24 people, have died which brings the state’s total to 102 coronavirus-related deaths.

Holcomb says the state’s stay-at-home order has been extended for two additional weeks. The previous order was put in place from March 25 through April 7. The new order will run through April 20.

The order says that Hoosiers should stay in their homes except when they are part of an essential business or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety.

If you are experiencing an increased feeling of anxiety or depression you are urged to call 211 or your insurance company and inquire about teletherapy.

The Twelve-step program is now virtual as well. 

10 a.m. 

IDSH reported 408 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the overall state total to 3,437 positive cases. 

In addition, 24 more people died. Indiana now has 102 coronavirus-related deaths.

You can find previous updates here.

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