INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The coronavirus has contributed to the deaths of 13 more people in Indiana, with many of the state’s deaths continuing among nursing home residents, the state health department said Wednesday.
Indiana’s newly recorded deaths raise the state’s pandemic death toll to 3,325, including confirmed and presumed coronavirus cases, since Indiana’s first fatality was reported in mid-March, according to the health department. The new deaths occurred between Friday and Tuesday.
The state’s weekly update on nursing home cases added 29 deaths among those residents. That gives the state 1,849 COVID-19 fatalities linked to long-term care facilities, making up nearly 56% of the state’s death toll. Seventeen of those deaths happened in the past week.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and the state health commissioner were scheduled to discuss the state’s coronavirus response during a Wednesday afternoon briefing.