April 14 COVID-19 map

INDIANAPOLIS — There are now 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Elkhart County, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

That is an increase of 11 from the Monday report.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Elkhart County. There are three confirmed deaths of county residents that are related to COVID-19. 

ISDH reports that 1,039 people have been tested in Elkhart County. According to county officials, the actual number could be higher, as not all tests are immediately reported to the state.

Statewide, the number of confirmed cases increased by 313 to reach 8,527. There were 37 new deaths reported on Tuesday, taking the total for the state to 387.

At least 46,017 Hoosiers have been tested, according to ISDH.

ICU beds remain available statewide. The total capacity is 2,920, and 46.3% of those are currently available. 24.7% are occupied by COVID-19 patients. 74.5% of the 2,926 ventilators in the state remain available. 

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Trent

In any given month Deaths In America • 54,000 to heart disease; • 50,000 plus, to cancer; 14,000 to asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema; 12,000 to stroke; 10,000 to Alzheimer's; 7,000 to diabetes; 5,600 to drug overdoses; 4,700 to influenza and pneumonia. Where is the outrage over the roughly 157,000 people that die every month In just America..... Actually 9.6 million died from cancer in 2017 Worldwide.....Please, Do your own research always and if you can add 1 + 1, I guarantee you will see something very very wrong with what everyone is being told. In Politics and Corona Especially

FlyNavy

Yikes, what a flawed comparison! I was not aware that heart disease, cancer, stroke, etc were all highly contagious diseases transmitted by droplets from infected individuals. Sheesh.

sidearm

Wrong Joe, she got tested Thursday, found out today. Two days is not a week. She and her assistant were testing a drunk woman who wanted pain meds. Her assistant tested positive also and is 23 weeks pregnant. We blame China. Your hatred of all things Trump is disgusting. You are actually cheering for the virus because you hate Trump. 

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Joe King

Your words..” She and a coworker were exposed last week and got tested. Found out today both were positive.“. Ok, so only 2-3 days to get results.....you call that good? How many people did your daughter and co worker infect? Since there isn’t enough testing, we don’t know....I’ll rephrase it.. how many people did your daughter and co worker come into contact with? I would be horrified if this happened to a family member....they need results in minutes..when they leave work to protect their families and when they arrive to protect patients and co workers... I blame China for initially covering it up. I don’t blame trump for the virus...that’s silly.... I blame trump and his administration for knowing about it and not doing anything to prepare for it. How many would be saved had we start preparing for it in January? How many tests would we have had if trumps administration not bungled the initial test? So many missteps from this administration...history will not be kind..but hey, at least the beaches are open....

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sidearm

Maybe we should get together and discuss this Joe.

correction

Don't you get tired playing victim Joe?

Joe King

Hey correction, I should ask you while the death toll is now over 40,000 Americans if you get tired of playing the delusional card. It must really hurt to see the great and all powerful trump reveal who and what he truly is in a time of crisis: a failure.

Joe King

Hey fire..newsflash..it’s more than just the test... It has more to do with the United States missing a critical window to ramp up testing and implement precautionary procedures to get on top of the virus.

The United States has more than six times the population of South Korea, but it’s reporting more than 15 times the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths. Because back when trump was calling this a hoax and not listening to his advisors warning Him, he should have been preparing, testing and trying to contain.... adversity does not build character, it reveals it. And we are seeing this in his daily incompetence and moronic tweets..

common sense

Joe, your obvious political bias takes away any credibility in your arguments. Has the Federal government and Trump handled this perfectly? Absolutely not. This is an unprecedented situation and there is a lot of "learning as we go" happening. But let's be honest, your friends, the Democrats in Congress have fought every single thing that Trump has tried to do and has made the job of responding to this virus twice as hard as it should be. We are not being served well by either side of the aisle. Instead of coming together for the good of the country both sides are playing politics with this crisis (Never let a crisis go to waste). You say we missed a window - what was happening during that window? Trump was being called racist and Xenophobe for his action to limit travel from China, which was the right thing to do. What was Congress doing? Consumed by a political impeachment show, designed and set up to do nothing but hurt the President. So, yeah I agree, we missed a window. But let's be honest about who closed the curtain.

fire111

TDS has infected you Joe. You need to be tested! 1 test a second x60 seconds= 1minute Joe. 3600 sec. x60 minutes is an hour! Or 86,400 tests a day. 331,000,000 divided by 86,400 tests per day = 3831 days divided 365 days= 10.5 years. go figure Joe! Then the fastest return so far is the Abbott test and that I believe is 5 minutes. 331 million x 5 minutes= 1,655,000,000 minutes. like 54 years to get the 5 minute test returned. I know you are a superior thinker Joe! Can you comprehend that?

Joe King

Typical response...I wouldn’t expect anything else from you. When you don’t like the reality, the facts, and any criticism against the all and powerful trump you try to blame others or make up stuff to suit your little petty mind.... just like his national press conferences I mean propaganda show.... the nation sees this and the world sees this.

ionlyrespondtodumbstatements

If everyone stood in a SINGLE FILE LINE! Just READ MY NAME![wink]

Scomer

So your saying its trumps fault? If this was Obama or any other (most likely democrat) president you would blame them just as much right? I spent 13 days on ventilator at the beginning of april and im still having major lung issues. You know why? Because like everyone else in this country including our president i didnt want to think this pandemic or whatever you want to call it would come here. So yes he may have been a little hesitant to take action but if he did and nothing happened you would be harrassing him just as much. Stop blaming him or anyone else and just do your part by wearing masks and keeping to social guidelines so that we as americans can begin recovering.

Joe King

I don’t blame trump for the virus, that’s silly.... I do blame trump for the lack of preparation and ignoring the warnings from his own agencies. Ignoring the warning from our allies and squandering months with. Golf outings, claiming it was another hoax, and giving 17 tons of Poe’s to China in February when we should have been stockpiling and sending them out to large cities. I blame trump for lying in press conferences saying anyone who wants a test can have it, and that it soon will disappear. I blame trump for giving no clear directive, pushing sham medicines that have not been tested, and weakling the cdc... this is the current administration dealings and faults.... the same would be for anyone else...glad you are well, but I will keep his failings alive and well until the election...

fire111

Joe... you have no concept of real life. 330 million plus population and you want them ALL tested. You want all first responders and nurses tested everyday. Here is a concept to study. How will you test 1.1 million firefighters EMS daily. Another concept to examine...almost 3million RNs that need testing EVERY day! Don't blame A or THE president. 80% of the hospitals are private or non profit. Blame them for not having PPE or ventilators! Been through year after year of common seasonal flu. SARS , MERS, H1N1 and aids Joe. It's scary! No doubt! Seasonal flu kills an average of 61,000 U S citizens a year for the last 10 years. I worked at a local middle school as a "Hey You" during H1N1. Students were to put their chairs on theirs tables so the custodians could sweep carpet or dust floors. Many rooms had chairs still on the floor. Why? Because they were either sick or parents held them home. Point is Joe! These hospitals know each and every year the flu can be a heavy killer. Guess what time of the year we are in Joe! Flu season! + Covid19!

Joe King

President Donald Trump promised that there would be easy to access drive-through testing sites in parking lots across the country, but there aren’t enough tests available to put that type of system in place. Another lie, another promise broken by the leader of the country....

sidearm

You want real life Joe? They need the tests for the first responders. I know that for a fact. My daughter works at the emergency room at Beacon. She and a coworker were exposed last week and got tested. Found out today both were positive. That's real life Joe so shut up about your political rants.

Joe King

Hey sidearm, it must be hard realizing what I’ve said is true and realizing your savior trump put your daughter in harms way....and it took a week to find out..how many other people did your daughter accidentally infect due to no fault of her own other than not knowing...cause it took a week...that’s what I’ve been saying all along...doctors, nurses, first responders need daily test and results back in hours for their own safety, their families, and anyone else they come into contact... trump keeps saying we are testing enough, anyone can get a test, and is safe to start opening up and go back to normal....which simply isn’t true and dangerous. I’m sorry about your daughter and hope she pulls thru.

Joe King

Hey fire, did you eat a sandwich today? Does that mean global hunger is cured? less than 1% of Indiana residents have been tested....no where near any other Foreign country....Look at South Korea and compare what they did and what we didn't....There are test that now take 5 minutes to get results.....so yeah....we can and should be testing more...but we don't need to test everyone...silly...we need to test the majority to see what the trends are.....if we are testing more, and the infections are going up, we are not at a safe level..We are trying to prevent mass surges to hospitals....This is not the Flu...Your blind loyalty and faith to our failing president is costing lives....

fire111

Actually Joe according to The Atlantic the South Koreans have tested 1% of their population! That equals 550,000. The US has tested at the same rate. 1%. Equally almost 3.2 -3.3 million. And really Joe! We have been told that as testing increases, so will the actual infections. Told and told and TOLD! The vast amount of covid19 infections will go undiscovered and untreated. And please joe. Don't be concerned about me. Danger was part of the career. I fared well compared to at least 6 fellow firefighters, during my time. I had a few serious problems. But ya know Joe I never lost a fellow firefighter under my supervision. There is a saying in the fire business... "Train hard, because you life depends on it! Thanks Joe for caring!

Joden

I find it impossible to believe that Covid-19 has not impacted the many many extended care facilities in the county. I also find it suspect that there have been no reported deaths from the virus in these facilities. Family members need to ask questions and demand testing if their loved ones become ill or worse die unexpectedly. We can’t just let our elderly die quietly and not count them in this crisis.

Joe King

Agree...we are not testing enough people and we are not even testing people that have passed away...the complete numbers are unknown And only show who was tested then and not the thousands of others denied and still waiting... so much for trump saying anyone who wants a test, can have a test....

fire111

Nothing like misinformation! Eh Joe? Try reading the article about the Beacon trailers. Did you know Joe? 330 million people in the US. Big job to test em all! And all people that die need a cause of death and manor! At least in backward Indiana. Behind the 8 ball again! Personal info Joe! I am very close to some medics. Talking with one just yesterday. That medic has had just 2 positive covid patients. But many many many people being transported. Not t diagnosed with covid! luckily just 3 deaths in Elkhart county so far reported. Thanx for your learned info Joe!

Joe King

Fire..I hope you are retired and no longer working....dangerous mentality.....you just don’t grasp it or choosing to understand it....we have tested less than 1% of Indiana residents.....repeat....we have tested less than 1%. We have NO ideal of the total infected and who have died because of this. We don’t have actual, reliable numbers....not even close....with your reasoning, if we didn’t do any testing, then we would not have any cases.....get real...other countries in Asia and in Europe are testing more and have quicker results than the US... we need more testing..we need doctors and nurses and 1st responders getting tested every day to make sure they aren’t spreading it, we need essential staff and shift workers to be tested..not after they are ill....and we need to test the dead for acurite numbers...

trawetst

Good point, Joden. As a registered dietitian, my wife works for a extended care facility. So far / so good. Gloves, masks are both S.O.P. My wife has been tested numerous times. Should she come up positive, no work, and living in our motorhome. There for, she invites testing.

Joe King

WSBT is now reporting 10 confirmed cases in Hubbard Hill nursing home..... thanks, Trump

DingFod

This means we have tested less than 1% of Indiana's rough population. We really have no idea what's out there.... But lets open it all back up May 4th, what could possibly go wrong?

Joe King

Thanks, Trump...

sidearm

Thanks China would be more appropriate.

Joe King

China is not responsible for our preparation...or I should say lack of preparation and lack of testing, and lack of PPE's, etc...It might have originated there, but virus's know no border.....Our lack or equipment, preparation, readiness, failing economy and jobs rests in our failed leadership....especially after he was warned about it...

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