INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Sixteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses,
raising the state’s virus death toll to 65 as its confirmed cases surged by
more than 400, state health officials said Wednesday.
Indiana’s number of
confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, grew by 409,
to 2,565, following corrections to the previous day’s total, the Indiana
State Department of Health said.
noted that Indiana’s 16 additional deaths reported Wednesday had occurred
over multiple days.
Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said Tuesday, when the state reported 14
additional deaths, that those deaths had occurred over the previous two
weeks. The state health department only reports additional deaths once there
is a confirmed positive test for COVID-19 in each case, she said.
Marion County, the
home of Indianapolis, had 159 of the state’s new coronavirus cases reported
Wednesday. Indianapolis and the seven counties surrounding it account for
63% of Indiana’s confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1,117 cases alone in Marion
update shows that only nine of Indiana’s 92 counties have no coronavirus