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By The Numbers, a look at what’s in the news . . . by the numbers. These are just numbers, not suggestions that they mean more or less than what they are. We do not suggest that one number is connected to another. These are simply facts with no extraneous details, bias or slanted reporting. To borrow (and perhaps mangle a bit) a quote from legendary fictional detective Joe Friday, it’s just the numbers, ma’am!

$90,582
The number of median income in Hamilton County. Residents in Hamilton County are among the highest earners in Indiana according to a recent analysis by New York financial technology company SmartAsset. The analysis was completed as part of the company’s study on the places with the most purchasing power.

106-100
The Indiana Fever (1-1) held off a late rally from the Phoenix Mercury for a 106-100 win on Wednesday night. The 106 points scored by the Fever tie the second most points scored in a regular season game in franchise history and was the ninth time the Fever reached the 100-point plateau in a regular season game.

151
Over 150 Hoosier farm families have been awarded the Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their commitment to Indiana agriculture by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler. There are three Hoosier Homestead Award signs, each representing a different award distinction. The blue sign represents a centennial farm, owned for over 100 years. The green sign represents a sesquicentennial farm, owned for over 150 years. Lastly, the brown sign represents a bicentennial farm, owned for over 200 years.

30
The amount of years Dick Wolfsie worked at WISH-TV before announcing his retirement. Wolfsie has been a mainstay of WISH-TV since 1990, serving full-time as a feature reporter on Daybreak until 2010 and as a Weekend Daybreak contributor from 2010–2020. “Dick is a true local TV treasure,” according to WISH-TV News Director Al Carl. “He’s completed more than 7,000 reports for WISH-TV, each one filled with humor and humanity.” On Daybreak, he was known for his on-air antics with anchor David Barras and meteorologist Randy Ollis. Wolfsie adopted Barney the beagle in 1991 who was his reporting companion for more than 13 years.

74
The age of Joseph E. Kernan, 48th Governor of the State of Indiana when he passed away. He is survived by his wife Maggie, and seven siblings who live in the state of Maine and the Washington, DC area.
“Indiana mourns the loss of Joe Kernan, a bona fide American hero, decorated Navy officer, and truly selfless statesman who always placed the interests of his fellow Hoosiers first,” current Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a released statement. “Distinguished isn’t a strong enough word to describe him.
Kernan passed away at 5:30 a.m. on July 29, 2020 after a prolonged illness. Arrangements are being made by Welsheimer’s Funeral Home in South Bend.

2,366
Number of COVID-19 cases found so far in Hamilton County, according to the State Health Department

104
How many people in Hamilton County who have lost their lives to the pandemic

65,253
According to the Indiana State Department of Health, that’s how many Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the virus.

2,746
How many Hoosiers have died because of this pandemic.

4,405,932
According to the CDC, that’s how many Americans have been diagnosed with the virus.

150,283
How many Americans have lost their lives to the pandemic