NewsHealth / April 7, 2020

34 More COVID-19 Deaths In Indiana, Death Toll Rises To 173

34 More COVID-19 Deaths In Indiana, Death Toll Rises To 173

Brett Peppin, director of environmental health with Boone County Health Department, looks at the items on a bed in a building at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Lebanon, Ind. The building was prepared to handle 75 COVID-19 patients. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirty-four more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, boosting the state's death toll during the pandemic to 173 as its confirmed coronavirus cases surged past 5,000, state health officials said Tuesday.

The 34 new deaths reported Tuesday were the largest number the Indiana State Department of Health has reported to date in its daily pandemic updates, following 24 deaths the state agency reported last Friday.

The department has said that the additional deaths it reports each day occurred over multiple days.

The health department also reported Tuesday that an additional 568 Hoosiers had confirmed cases of COVD-19, increasing Indiana's total cases to 5,507 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Marion County, the home of Indianapolis, had the most new COVID-19 cases, at 193, raising its total to 2,141 — or about 39 percent of Indiana's total.

Northwestern Indiana's Lake County had 52 new cases, followed by central Indiana's Madison County, with 34 new cases, and 27 new cases in Hendricks County, just west of Indianapolis. Hamilton County, just north of Indianapolis, had 22 new cases, and Johnson County, just south of Indianapolis, had 19 new cases.

The complete list of counties with cases is included in the department’s COVID-19 dashboard at It is updated daily at 10 a.m. ET. Cases are listed by county of residence.

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