INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 while another 658 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, state health officials said Monday.
The state’s 658 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 brings the total number of Indiana residents known to have the illness to 57,206, the Indiana State Department of Health said.
Monday’s figure is the lowest number of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases in a week, although because of lags over the weekends, it is not uncommon to see lower numbers on Monday and Tuesday and then have counts rise over the week, The Indianapolis Star reported.
Indiana’s three newly confirmed deaths from COVID-19 raise the state’s confirmed death toll during the pandemic to 2,632 deaths, the state agency said. Indiana has also recorded 193 fatalities considered coronavirus-related by doctors but without confirmation of the illness from test results. Those deaths give Indiana 2,825 confirmed or presumed deaths from COVID-19.
About 45% of Indiana’s COVID-19 deaths have involved nursing home residents.
State health officials reported 12 new nursing home deaths in a weekly update released Monday, bringing the statewide total to 1,262 out of 2,825 deaths of people with confirmed or presumed coronavirus infections.
To date, 635,660 coronavirus test results have been reported to the state agency, and 9.0% have tested positive.