Coronavirus Markets Vs Science

FILE - This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The coronavirus outbreak has exposed a seeming disconnect between the financial markets and science. Health experts are uncertain how far the virus out of China will spread and how bad the crisis will get, yet stock markets are rallying as if they’re not expecting more than a modest hit to the global economy. (CDC via AP, File)

INDIANA — There have now been more than 35,000 cases of COVID-19 identified among Hoosiers, the state department of health reported Wednesday.

As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, there were 35,712 cases out of 277,815 people tested. The first case of of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus was detected in March. The percentage of positive tests has continued to drop and was most recently reported at 12.9% positive.

There have been 2,032 deaths in the state, and the highest-risk demographic continues to be those 80 years and older, who now make up 51.5% pf deaths in the state. The age group from 40 to 49 years old has been the most likely to contract the disease, accounting for 17.2% of cases.

Women make up 51.5% of cases and men 46.2%. White residents are 85.1% of the state’s population and account for 46.2% of positive cases. Black or African American residents are 9.8% of the state’s population and make up 13.6% of cases. Hispanic or Latino residents are 7.1% of the state’s population and account for 11.5% of cases.

Clark and Floyd counties have reported 41 and 40 deaths, respectively. There have been 528 cases identified among Clark County residents out of 4,062 people tested, and 321 cases among Floyd County residents out of 2,305 tested.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday 1.8 million cases in the U.S. to date with 105,157 deaths.

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