INDIANAPOLIS (WKRC) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indiana has reached 5,507 ON April 7. 173 people have died due to the virus, according to the Indiana Department of Health.
The 34 new deaths reported Tuesday were the largest number the Indiana State Department of Health has reported to date in its daily pandemic updates, following 24 deaths the state agency reported last Friday.
The department has said that the additional deaths it reports each day occurred over multiple days.
The health department also reported Tuesday that an additional 568 Hoosiers had confirmed cases of COVD-19, increasing Indiana’s total cases to 5,507 following corrections to the previous day’s total.
Here’s a look at our Tri-State counties:
Ripley 76 case, 2 deaths, 180 tests
Franklin 60 cases, 7 deaths, 110 tests
Dearborn 41 cases, 1 death, 106 tests
Fayette 18 cases, 3 deaths, 83 tests
Switzerland 11 cases, 0 deaths, 28 tests
Union 3 cases, 0 deaths, 16 tests
Ohio 1 case, 0 deaths, 8 tests
The Indiana Department of Health reports 28,764 tests have been administered.
Marion County, the home of Indianapolis, had the most new COVID-19 cases, at 193, raising its total to 2,141 — or about 39 percent of Indiana’s total.
Northwestern Indiana’s Lake County had 52 new cases, followed by central Indiana’s Madison County, with 34 new cases, and 27 new cases in Hendricks County, just west of Indianapolis. Hamilton County, just north of Indianapolis, had 22 new cases, and Johnson County, just south of Indianapolis, had 19 new cases.
Also on April 7, Dearborn County changed its travel status to Orange travel status. That means only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, Franklin and Ripley counties are also under an Orange Watch. Union County is under yellow, which means routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas.