Indiana coronavirus cases rise to 477 in state with 14 deaths

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday morning said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 477 after the emergence of 112 more cases. The statewide death toll overnight rose from 12 Tuesday to 14.

More than half the reported cases have been in Indianapolis and surrounding counties. As of midnight Wednesday, Marion County has 226 presumptive cases, followed by Hamilton County (30), Johnson County (24) Hendricks County (15) and Hancock County (8).

Fifty-three of Indiana’s 92 counties now have reported cases to the Department of Health. Outside central Indiana, counties with the most cases include Lake (19), St. Joseph (19) and these counties with seven reported cases each: Allen, Decatur, Delaware, Franklin and Ripley. Clark, Floyd and Howard counties each had six reported cases, while Bartholomew, Elkhart and Morgan counties reported five cases each as of Wednesday.

The department reported that 3,356 people have been tested, up from 2,931 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.

New fatalities were reported Wednesday in Hancock and Howard counties. Previously, six deaths had been reported in Marion County, three in Johnson County, and one each in Allen, Delaware and Scott counties.

State Department of Health coronavirus updates are available here. The health department is providing updated data daily at 10 a.m. EDT 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.

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