IN COVID-19 cases at 1,514; new cases reported locally

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) – COVID-19 case numbers increased statewide, including locally, according to state data released Sunday morning.

New cases confirmed in Vigo, Greene and Clay counties on Saturday were officially listed on the Indiana State Department of Health coronavirus tracking map on Sunday. Two cases in Knox County also appeared on the map Sunday morning. Those cases in Knox County were the first reported there.

Overall, as of Sunday morning, there were 1,514 positive cases of COVID-19 and 32 deaths in Indiana. According to state data, 9,830 people had been tested. Saturday there were 1,232 cases in Indiana and 31 deaths reported.

For links to both the Indiana and Illinois COVID-19 tracking maps, click HERE.

The state noted in the Sunday morning update that data had been corrected on the map from Saturday to reflect new information about patient residences.

Below is Sunday’s news release in its entirety from the state department of health:

INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 290 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 1,514 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total. Thirty-two Hoosiers have died.

To date, 9,830 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 8,407 on Saturday.

Marion County had the most new cases, at 119, while Lake County had 17, Johnson County had 15, Hendricks County had 12 and Hamilton County had 10. The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at www.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 remove six duplicate entries, shift two cases to reflect out-of-state residency and correct the county of residence for 23 patients based on updated information provided to ISDH.

Additional updates on the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak may be provided later today.

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