BREAKING: Audit Finds 1,500+ Additional Indiana COVID-19 Deaths That Were Previously Unreported

Feb 2, 2021

Screenshot from Holcomb news conference Feb. 3, 2021.
Credit Screenshot via Vimeo news conference

NEW (Feb. 3):

Dr. Kris Box with the Indiana Dept. of Health announced Wednesday that an audit has found 1,500+ additional COVID-19 deaths that the state will be adding to its dashboard.

1,205 of those deaths occurred in 2020.

302 occurred in 2021. 

ORIGINAL POST (Feb. 2):

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has surpassed 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the first cases were reported in the state nearly 11 months ago. The state Department of Health on Tuesday added 65 coronavirus deaths occurring over several days to the statewide total, pushing it to 10,054 fatalities including both confirmed and presumed COVID-19 infections. State officials expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on Monday, making vaccine appointments now available to health care workers and anyone ages 65 and older. Nearly 1,500 deaths have been recorded statewide during January, which was the third-deadliest month after November and then December saw new peaks for the state.