INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 is spreading across the world, including right here in Indiana.
WTHR is committed to presenting facts and not fear in our coverage. We wanted to give some transparency to what was happening in our communities, so we put together a map to track Indiana counties with coronavirus and other demographic information based on data from the Indiana State Department of Health.
We are also tracking the trends of coronavirus cases in Indiana over time to help you stay informed.
We plan on updating these numbers at least once a day during the coronavirus outbreak.
Indiana Coronavirus Cases Reported
As of June 26, Marion County is leading the state with over 25% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indiana. Lake County in northwestern Indiana is second on the list with over 10% of the cases followed by Elkhart and then Allen County, both in northern Indiana. Cass County, based on U.S. Census data, has approximately 38,000 residents with over 1,600 confirmed cases which means the equivalent of more than 4% of the Cass County population has tested positive for COVID-19. Cass County's COVID-19 cases rate per capita is nearly four times the next closest county.
Indiana Coronavirus Deaths Reported
Marion County also leads Indiana in COVID-19 deaths. The ISDH reports over 675 people died from COVID-19 in Marion County. The county with the second most deaths is Lake County followed by Johnson County and Allen County. Decatur County southeast of Indianapolis has the highest deaths per capita in Indiana.
Indiana Cases of Coronavirus Disease COVID-19
COVID-19 testing in Indiana has steadily increased, as have the number of confirmed cases in the state. In the last two weeks, Indiana decreased daily testing by around 2% and has confirmed, on average, 19% fewer COVID-19 cases each day. In the same time frame, deaths have decreased by 7% on a 14-day weekly average.
Indiana Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Cases by Age
According to ISDH data, Hoosiers under 50 years old represent about 55% of the COVID-19 confirmed cases but less than 3% of the deaths in the state. Hoosiers 80 years old and older make up over half of Indiana's COVID-19 deaths.
Indiana Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Cases by Gender
In Indiana, women make up slightly more than half of the COVID-19 cases but men make up a larger portion of the COVID-19 deaths according to the ISDH. Around 2% of the cases and deaths did not have gender data assigned to them.
Indiana Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Cases by Race
White Hoosiers make up 85% of Indiana's population but less than half of the COVID-19 cases and 64% of the COVID-19 deaths in the state. Black Hoosiers are around 10% of Indiana's population but make up a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases (over 12%) and COVID-19 deaths (nearly 15%.) About a quarter of the coronavirus cases in the ISDH data do not have racial data available.