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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!

6.3%
Hamilton County home sales decreased 6.3 percent compared to January 2020. However, the average price for a home in Hamilton County increased by 10.8 percent, to an average sale price of $387,545. Available housing inventory in Hamilton County decreased significantly – down 63.5 percent compared to this time last year.

2/20
The Hamilton County Health Department’s vaccine clinic on the 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville closed Tuesday, Feb. 16 due to inclement weather. Anyone with a scheduled appointment should’ve received a text notification as well as a phone call confirming the closure. The Hamilton County Health Department is working with the State Department of Health to reschedule those appointments for the same times and at the same location on Saturday, Feb. 20.

$6
Members of the HHHS Drama Department cordially invite the community to attend its live production of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C. S. Lewis starting on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The play is being directed by Brooks Myers with Mataya Watson as Stage Manager. The play is a dramatization of the C.S. Lewis' classic work. Four children accidentally find themselves in Narnia after stumbling through an old wardrobe. Senior Rebeka Steffen, who plays the White Witch, created the poster for the show. Tickets are $6 and must be purchased online and prior to the door at https://www.hhschuskies.org. All proceeds benefit the High School Drama Department. Hamilton Heights High School is located at 25802 State Road 19 in Arcadia.

31,511
Number of COVID-19 cases found so far in Hamilton County, according to the State Health Department.

375
How many people in Hamilton County who have lost their lives to the pandemic.

652,210
According to the Indiana State Department of Health, that’s how many Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the virus.

11,854
How many Hoosiers have died because of this pandemic.

27,669,556
According to the CDC, that’s how many Americans have been diagnosed with the virus.

489,067
How many Americans have lost their lives to the pandemic.