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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!

2,000
How many volunteers there are after two Noblesville moms, Mindy Riley and Libby Sutherland, started the Hamilton County Indiana Mask Brigade.
The two women, who became friends while volunteering for the school district’s referendum campaign, began the Brigade eight weeks ago and have grown their group to 2,000 volunteers who have made more than 25,000 items for folks in and around the county during the COVID-19 pandemic.

7
The number of Hamilton County student-athletes who will be honored at the annual Winter High School Sports Awards, sponsored by the IndyStar. The event, originally scheduled for May 3, was moved to June 18. It can be viewed on any Smart Device through YouTube. The seven are: Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern; Wyatt Davis, Carmel; Jake Mitchell, Carmel; Morgan Casey, Fishers; Gretchen Lueking, Carmel; Kenny Morataya, Noblesville; and Colin Schooley, Fishers.

$130 million
The amount of money the Kroger Family of Companies announced that it will provide for a special Thank You Pay to hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates to acknowledge their dedication to maintaining safe, clean and stocked stores.

$5,250
The amount of money in scholarships announced by the Noblesville Lions Club this week for Noblesville and Hamilton Heights. Winners include: Tommy Nguyen, Kerrigan Fleming, Jack Wertz, Caitlin Hartwick and Eleanor Arrowood.

28
The number of years annually for the Noblesville Farmers Market that opened last weekend, after the long delay because of the pandemic. The market will be open every Saturday through Oct. 24, with its traditional 9 a.m. to noon hours. The Noblesville Farmers Market is located at Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St.

$200,000
The amount of money The Duke Energy Foundation is giving in grants to Indiana economic development organizations offering crisis relief to small Indiana businesses, including Fishers, Westfield and the Hamilton County Economic Development Corp.

12-18 months
The amount of time data will be analyzed by event facilities and sports organizers. This is from a national study recently launched by the IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute that will look at the impact and perceptions of the COVID-19 crisis on youth sports. Specifically, the study will gauge user perceptions of satisfaction and safety at youth sports facilities.

1,054
Number of COVID-19 cases found so far in Hamilton County, according to the State Health Department

91
How many people in Hamilton County who have lost their lives to the pandemic

29,274
According to the Indiana State Department of Health on Friday, that’s how many Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the virus.

1,716
How many Hoosiers have died because of this pandemic.

1,504,830
According to the CDC, that’s how many Americans have been diagnosed with the virus.

90,340
How many Americans have lost their lives to the pandemic