How present COVID-19 instances in Indiana examine to the nation
New cases of COVID-19 are falling in the US every day. In the past week, there were an average of 7.3 new daily cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 Americans, up from 9.4 new daily cases per 100,000 the week before.
Since the first known COVID-19 case was identified in the US on January 21, 2020, there have been about 32,845,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the US – or 10,039 for every 100,000 people.
In Indiana, the infection rate is well above the national average. Since the first known case of COVID-19 was reported in Indiana on March 6, 2020, there have been a total of 741,053 infections in the state – or 11,074 per 100,000 people. Out of all 50 states and Washington DC, Indiana ranks 16th after cumulative COVID-19 cases when adjusted for population.
Just as COVID-19 infections are more common in Indiana, so are deaths. To date, there have been 13,566 COVID-19-related deaths, or 203 for every 100,000 people in Indiana. The national COVID-19 death rate now stands at 179 per 100,000 Americans.
Indiana took tough measures at the beginning of the pandemic to slow the spread of the virus. On March 24, 2020, Indiana introduced a temporary state-wide home stay requirement to limit person-to-person contact.