NEW: As Of March 31 Indiana Sees A 40% 1-Day Increase In COVID-19 Deaths, Elkhart Co. Has 1st Death

Mar 29, 2020

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NEW (Posted March 31 at 3:30pm)

Elkhart County is reporting its first death. According to information shared out by the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office, an 80-year-old man with muliple medical conditions died from COVID-19. He died at a hospital in Elkhart County. 

THE LATEST (Posted March 31 at 10:15am):

The latest COVID-19 stats released by the State of Indiana show a one day 40% jump in coronavirus deaths. The one day spike in positive cases is approximately 20%. 

Gov. Holcomb and his team plan to hold a virtual news conference on the latest on COVID-19 in the state at 2:30pm today.

The Indiana State Department of Health has posted this additional information: 

INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 374 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 2,159 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total. Forty-nine Hoosiers have died.

                                                           

To date, 13,373 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 11,658 on Monday.

Marion County had the most new cases, at 170, while Lake County had 50, Johnson County had 20, Hamilton County had 16, St. Joseph County had 13 and Hendricks County had 11. 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.

EARLIER POST (From the evening of March 30):  

St. Joseph County Health officials have released new information indicating more cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the county than is being reflected in the most recent Indiana State Dept. of Health data that was released earlier today.

Read more below from St. Joseph County's Health Department. 

Over the weekend, 15 new additional individuals in St. Joseph County have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection, bringing the county’s total number of confirmed cases to 46. We have received numerous inquiries about food safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 associated with food or food packaging. Best practice remains to wash your hands prior to preparing and eating food. The Department of Health has issued guidance to food service establishments to ensure safety of food and employees preparing and delivering your food.

PREVIOUS POST:

Here is updated information out of Indiana regarding COVID-19 cases and deaths. 

272 additional cases have been confirmed in Indiana and 3 more people have died. 

The state now has nearly seven times the number of confirmed cases as a week ago, while the number of deaths is five times greater.

Two of the new deaths involved Indianapolis residents, while the other person who died was from southeastern Indiana’s Franklin County.  

The state health commissioner said Friday Indiana’s peak of coronavirus illnesses is expected in mid- to late April.  

PREVIOUS POST (MARCH 29,2020)

The Indiana State Dept. of Health has issued new figures on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read the release made on Sunday, March 29th below. 

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.