By The Numbers, a look at what’s in the news . . . by the numbers. We all hear about fake news. Fox says one thing, CNN says another. Here’s some of the news that is impacting all our lives 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!
3,100 to 22,500+
The first number is the number of unemployment claims filed in Indiana this week in 2019. The second number is the number of unemployment claims filed in Indiana Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
1-1
Our good friends at the Indianapolis Indians and the Hot Corner Gift Shop at Victory Field remain closed. However, if you order merchandise online through March 27, Indians Charities will match your online purchase with a dollar-for-dollar donation to local food banks. While we fight this outbreak, it’s time to put our rally caps on for the community. Batter up!
17
new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing to 56 the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. Two Hoosiers have died.
56
How many coronavirus cases have been found in Indiana as of Thursday afternoon
2
The number of Hoosiers who have lost their lives to the pandemic
3.5%
The mortality rate in Indiana according to the numbers provided by the state health department
100,000
The number of hits on our website tracking local and state coronavirus news
22
How many counties in Indiana confirmed cases of coronavirus have been found
44
Number of years Tony Oilar has been at Noblesville High School and on the NHS athletic scene
$1B
America’s sportsmen and sportswomen generated nearly $1 billion in excise taxes last year that support state conservation programs. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the disbursement of these funds, generated through excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment and boat fuel to all 50 states and U.S. territories by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service).