Indiana health officials added 31 confirmed and six presumed coronavirus-related fatalities to the state’s death toll on Thursday, putting the state over 1,400 fatalities.
Two additional cases are being reported in Monroe County, which brings the county's total to 137. The number of COVID-19 deaths in the county remains at nine.
According to ISDH, 1,516 Monroe County residents have been tested.
Numbers from the ISDH show coronavirus cases per capita in Monroe County are well below statewide statistics: as of Thursday, roughly 92 out of every 100,000 Monroe County residents have tested positive, compared to about 336 out of every 100,000 Hoosiers.
Most of the newly reported COVID-19 deaths occurred Tuesday or Wednesday, but one dated to April 21, according to theIndiana State Department of Health.That puts the April 21 total at 47 deaths, tying it with the following day for the deadliest for coronavirus reported by the state.
The state statistics list 1,295 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, along with 119 probable deaths. Those are deaths that state officials said doctors blame on coronavirus infections without confirmation of the illness from test results.
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