INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirteen more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 while another 662 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, state health officials said Tuesday.
The additional deaths raise Indiana’s confirmed death toll during the pandemic to 2,582 deaths, the Indiana State Department of Health said. The state agency has also recorded 193 fatalities considered coronavirus-related by doctors but without confirmation of the illness from test results. Those deaths give Indiana 2,775 confirmed or presumed deaths from COVID-19.
The state’s 662 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 brings the total number of Indiana residents known to have the illness to 52,685.
To date, 578,409 coronavirus test results have been reported to the state agency, and 9.1% have tested positive.
Indiana’s weekly update of pandemic deaths at the state’s nursing homes, released each Monday, shows that deaths at those homes increased by 25 in a week to 1,245.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are among those particularly susceptible to more severe illness, including pneumonia.