Covid/Novel Coronavirus Information

This page will give the citizens of East Chicago data, resources, and information surrounding the Covid/Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Below you may find East Chicago case numbers, demographics, outside resources, and how to order certificates during limited government access. Our FAQ section has many different tips and resources to help navigate new CDC and ISDH regulations for your safety. 

BUSINESSES PREPARING TO REOPEN: please refer to the Health DPT FAQ to find your specific business guideline for reopening (LINK)

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Indiana Food Bank Locations and How to Donate.

Update May 26: Is there local testing?

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*Please allow a small margin of error as our nurse reviews information manually. Recorded deaths are residents that passed outside of East Chicago city limits.

Covid Cases*

Date Positive Cases
April  117
May  325
June 1 334 (9 new cases)

Covid Related Deaths*

Deaths Number
April 5
May 5 as of May 21
Total 10
Gender Male- 7, Female-3
Age 90’s-2, 80’s-4, 70's-1, 60's-2, 30’s-1
Ethnicity African American-4, Latino-3, White-1, Unknown-2

Covid Demographics: Age

Age Number
100 1
90 2
80 10
70 23
60 51
50 69
40 58
30 44
20 47
13-19 24
1-12 5

Covid Demographics: Ethnicity

Ethnicity Number
African American 111
Latino 188
White 18
Unknown 17

Covid Demographics: Gender

Gender Number
Male 132
Female 201
Unknown 1

UPDATE: The EC Health DPT is resuming public services with modified safety protocols. Please call 219-391-8467 or check out our FAQ sections for these instructions.

Health Department FAQ for COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus

Click to visit East Chicago Facebook for city updates.

Order certificates during stay-at-home order

Click here for SafeHome Cleaning guide.

Click here for Flyers and Handout resources

Click here to visit the CDC’s frequently asked questions.

Local testing sites

State Data Map

Live Date Map

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

  • The air by coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
  • Rarely, fecal contamination
  • It is highly recommended to receive a flu shot during this outbreak.


Click here to visit CDC travel restrictions, returning procedures, and what to do if you get sick.

Click here to visit the CDC page for latest updates.

Click here to visit the CDC’s frequently asked questions.

Click here to visit the Indiana State Department of Health for state updates.