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!

Class of 2020
Members of Purdue University’s Class of 2020 will hear their names called, hold diplomas in their hands, wear a cap and gown, and take part, albeit away from Elliott Hall of Music, in all the personal hallmarks, pomp and circumstance of a traditional Purdue commencement — complete with music from Purdue Bands and Purdue Musical Organizations, an invocation, an address by Purdue President Mitch Daniels, student responders, and the conferral of degrees. Graduates will receive a mailing that will include a diploma cover, the commencement program, their honor cords (as earned) and information on how to download their own ceremony, which they can watch with their families at a time that works for them.

38,000,000
Number of flu cases in U.S. this season according to the CDC

23,000
Deaths from the flu in the U.S. this season per the CDC

40
Number of COVID-19 cases found so far in Hamilton County, according to the State Health Department

68,440
Number of COVID-19 cases in U.S. this season according to the CDC

994
Deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. this season according to the CDC

645
How many coronavirus cases have been found in Indiana as of Thursday afternoon

17
The number of Hoosiers who have lost their lives to the pandemic

2.6%
The mortality rate in Indiana according to the numbers provided by the state health department

4,651
The number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to the Indiana State Department of Health. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total.

60
How many counties in Indiana where confirmed cases of coronavirus have been found

866
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