Since March, Indy Midtown Magazine has posted regular updates about local response to the public health emergency. This post archives all August 2020 updates. July updates, June updates. May updates. April updates. March updates.
The Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) reports a slight increase in COVID-19 case counts, with the number of new cases per 100 tested rising from 7.3 on July 12 to 8.6 on July 26. Today’s Situation Report states that Marion County emergency department (ED) visits with COVID-19-Like Illness (CLI) were flat last week after a four week increase. During Week 31 (July 26 – August 01), 1.8% of visits to Marion County ED had CLI (Previous week: 1.8%). Those 65 years old and older had the highest age-specific percent CLI (3.68%). The confirmed positive rate 7-day average has been slightly increasing since the start of July (07/01/2020: 5.1%; 07/27/2020: 9.0%). The cumulative percent positive for all cases and test results was similar to last week at 11.9% (07/26/2020: 12.1%). Among cases with demographic information available, the most affected subpopulations have been females (1,541 per 100,000 population), ages 80 and older (3,364 per 100,000 population), and African American or Black (1,060 per 100,000 population). The subpopulations with the highest death rate from COVID-19 have been males (84 per 100,000 population), ages 80 and older (1,175 per 100,000 population), and African American or Black (92 per 100,000 population).
Marion County continues to see an increase in the number of positive cases according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. COVID-19 United States Cases by County – Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center