Fourth Hoosier Dies from COVID-19

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Today, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) confirmed the fourth Indiana death from COVID-19.

The patient is a Delaware County adult over the age of 60 who had been hospitalized. No additional information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.

The death was first announced by the Delaware County Health Department and is the fourth in the state.

As of today, 126 Hoosiers have contracted COVID-19. All but one are adults.

The new cases involve residents of Allen (3), Clark (3), Delaware (1), Elkhart (1), Greene (1), Hamilton (5), Hancock (1), Harrison (1), Hendricks (2), Howard (1), Johnson (2), Lake (1), LaPorte (1), Marion (22), Scott (1) and Vigo (1) counties.

In total, 833 Hoosiers have been tested, including 279 who were tested in the last 24 hours.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel, or new, coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing COVID-19 is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

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