The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday morning said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 365 after the emergence of 106 more cases. The death toll overnight rose from seven Monday to 12 as of Tuesday’s report. Half of those deaths were reported in Marion County and three in Johnson County.
More than half of Indiana counties now have reported cases. The department reported that 2,931 people have been tested, up from 1,960 people in the previous day’s report. The ISDH said the test number reflects only those tests reported to the department and the numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total.
Marion County reported 161 cases — up 51 cases from the previous day — with three deaths. Other counties with the most cases are Hamilton (25), Johnson (18), Lake (17), St. Joseph (15), Allen and Franklin (7 each), and these counties with six cases apiece: Decatur, Floyd, Howard and Ripley.
In addition to the nine deaths in Marion and Johnson counties, one death has been reported in each of these counties: Allen, Delaware and Scott.
State Department of Health coronavirus updates are available here. The health department is providing case updates daily at 10 a.m. based on results received through midnight.
Health officials say Indiana has far more coronavirus cases — possibly thousands more — than those indicated by the number of tests.