COVID-19 update for September 4

Friday, September 4, 2020
According to Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana’s new color coded map will give schools an easily understandable system.

*All number reflect ISDH’s update as of noon Thursday

• VIGO - 1403 positive cases among the 17,155 tested, with 17 deaths.

• GREENE - 372 positive cases among the 4,866 tested, with 35 deaths.

• PUTNAM - 438 positive cases among the 5,426 tested, with eight deaths.

• CLAY - 245 positive cases among the 3,941 tested, with five deaths.

• SULLIVAN - 298 positive cases among the 3,269 tested, with nine deaths.

• OWEN - 153 positive cases among the 3,598 tested, with one death.

• PARKE - 80 positive cases among the 1,889 tested, with two deaths.

• VERMILLION - 101 positive cases among the 2,152 tested, with no deaths reported.

The ISDH reports 96,854 positive cases among the 6.7 million Indiana residents, with 1,474,901 residents tested, and 3,110 deaths reported.

(The numbers are provisional, reflecting only the information published to the ISDH.)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US), there are 6,087,403 cases reported in the United States, with a total of 185,092 deaths.

The CDC and the World Health Organization have 25,884,895 diagnosed cases worldwide, with 859,130 deaths reported throughout the world.

On Wednesday, the United States announced that it would not help in the effort to create and distribute a vaccine for COVAX, an international effort to find a vaccine for the coronavirus, because the effort is co-led by the World Health Organization.

White House spokesperson Judd Deere told The Washington Post, “The United States will continue to engage our international partners to ensure we defeat this virus, but we will not be constrained by multilateral organizations influenced by the corrupt World Health Organization and China.”

Since his announcement earlier this year that the U.S. would be cutting its funding from the organization, President Donald Trump has called the WHO’s approach to the virus “China centric.”

“We will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs,” Trump said in May. “The world needs answers from China on the virus.”

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