INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Indiana health officials reported 6,543 new coronavirus infections and 99
additional COVID-19 deaths Thursday as the state continued to see a slight
decrease in coronavirus-related hospitalizations following a series of
spikes throughout December.
The newly confirmed
deaths, which occurred over several days, raised Indiana's toll to 8,263,
including both confirmed and presumed infections, the Indiana State
Department of Health said.
The number of
Indiana residents known to have had the coronavirus is now up to 511,485.
The state agency
also reported that 2,842 Hoosiers were hospitalized with COVID-19 on
Wednesday at Indiana's hospitals - 99 fewer patients than were hospitalized
as of Tuesday, and a 17% decrease from the state's hospitalization peak
earlier this month.
Of those being
treated, 633 people are in intensive care, according to the state agency's
daily statistic update.
To date, 2,636,695
unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,622,879 on
Wednesday, the department said. A total of 5,681,710 tests, including repeat
tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of
Health since Feb. 26.