Indiana reports 19 more COVID-19 deaths, cases surpass 42K
INDIANAPOLIS -- Nineteen more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 while the state's total diagnosed cases of the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus has surpassed 42,000, state health officials said Saturday.
Indiana's new deaths raised the state's confirmed fatalities from COVID-19 to 2,346, the Indiana State Department of Health said.
The state agency has also recorded 190 fatalities considered coronavirus-related by doctors but without confirmation of the illness from test results. Those deaths give Indiana 2,536 confirmed or presumed deaths from the respiratory disease caused by the virus.
The state health department also reported 411 more coronavirus cases Saturday, raising Indiana's total confirmed cases to 42,061.
To date, 401,802 test results have been reported to the state agency and 10.5% of those results have been positive for the coronavirus.
Statewide findings released Wednesday as part of an ongoing study show that the virus' spread has lessened in recent weeks across Indiana, but state health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box has cautioned that Indiana still has active transmission of the virus. She's urged Hoosiers to continue to protect themselves and the most vulnerable through social distancing, mask-wearing and hand-washing.