COVID-19 UPDATE - Data showing women contracting COVID-19 more than men

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Indiana State Health Department confirms 54 new COVID-19 tests were completed since Monday, with three new positive cases, bringing the overall total in Clay County to 461 since the beginning of the pandemic in March.

A total of 5,425 unique individuals out of an estimated 26,501 Clay County residents have been tested, with 8,174 tests overall completed. Of the Clay County residents confirmed positive for COVID-19, the ISDH reports that 53.6% of those were female, 46% were male, and .4% were listed as unknown.

The Clay County Health Department confirms three distinctive spikes among the Positive Test Rate results since the first COVID-19 test was reported in March. The first spike reported April 5 at 16.7%, the next August 15 at 12.5%, with the last being October 15 at 13.2%.

The current Positivity Rate for Unique Individuals (new people) tested in Clay County during the past seven days is 16.3%. The Overall Positivity Rate (including all tests performed) for the past seven days is 9.2%.

There have been seven deaths officially reported in Clay County with COVID-19 listed as a factor, the last confirmed on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Some of the data available at the ISDH is being suppressed to protect the identity of the individuals who test positive for COVID-19.

Currently, 2,734,945 tests have been administered throughout the state, with 164,581 positive cases reported. The Positivity rate among all the tests is presently at 6.9%, with 13.3% among unique individuals tested.

On March 6, the ISDH confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in a Hoosier with recent travel.

On March 16, ISDH reported the first death in Indiana due to COVID-19.

On May 18, Indiana confirmed its first case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) that has been associated with COVID-19.

On Monday, October 26, 13 new deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in Indiana, with an overall 3,907 deaths confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic 10 months ago.

General questions from the public or healthcare provider inquiries about COVID-19 may be directed to the INDIANA State Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center at the toll-free number: 877-826-0011 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for the general public, Monday through Friday for healthcare providers).

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