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Indiana coronavirus updates for Saturday, July 4, 2020

Indiana and world updates on the coronavirus pandemic for Saturday, July 4.

Saturday's latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic.

Indiana reports 522 new cases, 6 additional deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health 522 additional case of COVID-19 have been diagnosed within the state. That makes 47,432 total cases in Indiana. 

Six additional deaths that occurred between June 11 and Friday, but announced Saturday, now bring the total to 2,494 Hoosiers confirmed to have died from the virus.       

To date, 512,288 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 504,153 on Friday. The rate of positive tests from that total is 9.3 percent.

Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady, with nearly 41 percent of ICU beds and 84 percent of ventilators available as of Saturday.

Latest US, world numbers

There have been 2.79 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. as of 5 a.m. ET Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University. There have been more than 129,400 deaths and 790,400 people recovered.

Worldwide, there have been 11 million confirmed cases with more than 525,400 deaths and almost 5.89 million recovered.

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For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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Calif gov warns local officials on enforcement

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is warning local elected officials that they risk losing state funding if they don’t enforce health orders as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.

Newsom has rolled back or limited some businesses reopening in Los Angeles and 20 other counties, now including San Diego. Recently reopened bars, indoor restaurant dining and other indoor entertainment venues were ordered closed in those counties for at least three weeks.

About 200 state inspectors fanned out Friday to look for violators over the long Fourth of July weekend. The new enforcement strike teams issued seven citations in their first day of operation.

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Indy Parks lays out plan for July 4th weekend 

Indy Parks is kicking off the Fourth of July weekend with a special viewing of "The Sandlot" and open swim sessions. 

From Friday, July 3 to Sunday July 5 all parks will be open the public from dawn to dusk. 

Those openings include: 

  • Free drive-in movie, "The Sandlot," at 9 p.m. (Fri.) at the Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive (in the field behind the center).
  • Bethel Park, Frederick Douglass Park, Perry Park, Riverside Park, and Willard Park Pools will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-noon, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Eagle Creek Park: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Garfield Park Sunken Gardens: 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), and 1 p.m.-9 p.m. (Sun.)
  • Garfield Park Conservatory: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.)
  • Southeastway Park Center: noon-4 p.m.

The family centers, administrative offices, customer service centers and playgrounds will remain closed through the weekend.