CHICAGO (CBS) — The number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 661, with about 10 percent of those fatalities coming from three counties in Northwest Indiana.
In Lake County, 57 Hoosiers have now died from the novel coronavirus. In Porter and LaPorte, five people in each county have died. Lake County has, by far, the second biggest outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the state with 1,292. The Indianapolis area (Marion County) has 4,263 cases and 214 deaths–both accounting for about a third of the state’s overall number
Since April 8, the number of Indiana deaths has more than doubled, according to data provided by the Indiana Department of Public Health. The number of cases, which have been reported in every county, now stand at 12,438.
Here are the updated numbers:
Total positive cases: 12,438
Total deaths: 661
Tests reported to ISDH: 69,470
— Indiana State Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) April 22, 2020