NewsHealth / April 9, 2020

42 More COVID-19 Deaths In Indiana, Death Toll Rises To 245

42 More COVID-19 Deaths In Indiana, Death Toll Rises To 245

A COVID-19 hot line number is posted outside of Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Greensburg, Ind. Three southeast Indiana counties have among the highest per-capita coronavirus infection rates in the country.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Forty-two more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, marking the largest single-day jump in the state’s death toll during the pandemic and pushing those deaths to 245, state health officials said Thursday.

The 42 deaths reported Thursday were the largest number the Indiana State Department of Health has reported to date in its daily pandemic updates, followed by the 34 deaths it reported Tuesday.

The state agency, which has said that the additional deaths it reports each day occurred over multiple days, said an additional 430 Hoosiers had confirmed cases of COVD-19 — the respiratory disease caused by the virus. That increases Indiana’s total confirmed cases to 6,351 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Marion County, the home of Indianapolis, again had the most new COVID-19 cases, at 127, raising its total to 2,415 — or about 38 percent of Indiana’s total. Northwestern Indiana’s Lake County had 64 new cases, and nine other Indiana counties had 10 or more new confirmed cases.

The health department said that 32,133 Indiana residents had been tested for the coronavirus as of late Wednesday.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

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