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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 190 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 3,894 – the largest reported in a single week since late May. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 93 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 3,447 – the highest in a single week since mid-June. The state announced more than 125,000 total confirmed cases – including three days with more than 1,000 reported cases – and more than 1.4 million Hoosiers tested.

Indiana Sees More Coronavirus Deaths In August Than July

Sep 1, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials added 16 more coronavirus-related deaths as state reports show more deaths of people with COVID-19 infections during August than the month before. Indiana’s newly recorded deaths raise the state’s pandemic death toll to 3,312, including confirmed and presumed coronavirus cases, since Indiana’s first fatality was reported in mid-March. The state had at least 309 coronavirus deaths during August, up from the 287 such deaths reported during July.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 69 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 3,072. The state announced more than 93,000 total confirmed cases – including two days with more than 1,000 reported cases – and more than 1,065,000 Hoosiers tested.

Indiana Reports 3,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Aug 24, 2020
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Over the weekend, the Indiana State Department of Health reported its 3,000th confirmed COVID-19 death since March 15. 

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials have added 18 more coronavirus-related deaths to Indiana's pandemic total as the state also reported a sharp increase in the number of people hospitalized with the respiratory infection caused by the virus. Indiana hospitals had 907 patients with COVID-19 as of Monday, a jump of 72 from a day earlier and the most since early June. Those Indiana hospitalizations have grown by about 50% since late June. Gov. Eric Holcomb cited that trend when he announced a statewide face mask mandate that took effect Monday.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New information on coronavirus-related deaths among Indiana nursing home residents collected by state health officials shows 128 more deaths than previously reported by the facilities. Those figures released Wednesday increase such COVID-19 deaths to at least 1,390 residents through July 14, making up nearly half of the state’s coronavirus deaths since mid-March.

Treva Steele visited her father every day after he moved to Greenwood Healthcare Center in Greenwood, Indiana, in February. Joe Barton, who was 73, was recovering from open heart surgery and on a ventilator.   

On one of her visits, Steele walked into his room and saw him gasping for air. Soon, staff were performing CPR.  

“He was basically dying in the bed in front of me,” Steele says.

Courtesy of Lenore Williams

This is part of Essential Voices, a series of interviews with people confronting COVID-19.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health leaders say they're working to determine why a federal report found about 200 more coronavirus-related deaths among the state’s nursing home residents than state officials had tallied. A federal report released Monday listed 1,141 total COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents as of May 24. That number 21% more than the 945 such deaths reported this week by the Indiana State Department of Health.

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A total of 2,022 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, one month after Indiana began reopening businesses. State officials say their analysis of the data still supports reopening. 

Michigan: Over 1,200 Nursing Home Residents Dead From Virus

May 28, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan says at least 1,216 residents of nursing homes have died from coronavirus-related complications, nearly a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths. The updated figure was released by the state health department at a legislative hearing this week. Director Robert Gordon says the number is incomplete because 13% of facilities aren't reporting to the state — including homes in the hard-hit metro Detroit area. Gordon says health departments in Wayne and Oakland counties show 400 more deaths not reflected in the state's data.

ISDH

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say 21 more Hoosiers have died from COVID-19 while another 370 people have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. The 18 additional confirmed deaths reported Wednesday by the Indiana State Department of Health occurred between May 20 and Tuesday, bringing the number of Hoosiers confirmed to have died from COVID-19 to 1,871. Another 159 people have died from probable infections of COVID-19, raising Indiana’s confirmed or presumed deaths to 2,030 since the state recorded its first death on March 15.

Indiana's Confirmed, Presumed COVID-19 Deaths Pass 2,000

May 26, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say another 18 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, raising Indiana’s confirmed or presumed fatalities from the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus to more than 2,000. The 18 additional confirmed deaths reported Tuesday by the Indiana State Department of Health occurred between Friday and Monday, and bring to 1,850 the number of Hoosiers confirmed to have died from COVID-19.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say Indiana’s total number of deaths among people with confirmed or presumed coronavirus infections has topped 1,900. The state’s 48 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths occurred as far back as May 2, increasing the total number of such deaths to 1,764. Officials also added one death for a total 149 people who have died from probable infections of COVID-19. Gov.

Michigan Has More Than 5,000 Deaths Related To COVID-19

May 19, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The number of Michigan deaths from COVID-19 has crossed 5,000. The state health department says the death toll rose by 102 to 5,017, although 43 of the newly recorded deaths could have occurred days or weeks ago. It can take time to match death certificates to confirmed cases. The number of new coronavirus infections rose less than 1% statewide to 52,350. More than 28,000 people have recovered since March. In southeastern Michigan, some Catholic churches opened their doors for public Mass for the first time in two months.

Indiana Reports 46 More Dead; Statewide Total Tops 1,700

May 16, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — Indiana health officials say 46 more Indiana residents have died from coronavirus illnesses, putting the state's pandemic death toll from confirmed or presumed cases of coronavirus above 1,700. According to data from the Indiana State Department of Health, most of the newly confirmed deaths occurred Thursday and Friday. Statewide, 27,280 people in Indiana have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began. That includes 656 additional people whose testing results were confirmed Friday.

 

ISDH

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say an additional 27 people in Indiana have died with confirmed or probable coronavirus infections, pushing the state’s death toll to nearly 1,650. The Indiana State Department of Health recorded 26 newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths, along with one additional death considered coronavirus-related by doctors but without confirmation of the illness from test results.

Indiana Coronavirus Death Toll Grows Past 1,600 People

May 13, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's coronavirus death toll has grown past 1,600 people as state health officials have added 41 fatalities involving confirmed or probable infections to the tally. The latest state statistics list 1,482 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, along with 137 deaths considered coronavirus-related by doctors but without confirmation of the illness from test results. The state health department says more than two dozen additional testing sites opened Wednesday around Indiana as part of the state's expanded coronavirus testing program.

ISDH

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say another 32 Indiana residents have died from coronavirus illnesses, raising the state’s death toll from confirmed or presumed cases of COVID-19 to 1,540. Statistics released Monday by the Indiana State Department of Health show that more than half of Indiana’s new confirmed COVID-19 deaths occurred on Saturday and Sunday, boosting the state’s confirmed pandemic deaths to 1,411. The state agency’s statistics show that another 129 Hoosiers have died from probable infections of COVID-19.

Michigan Reports Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 4,551

May 10, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials have reported 25 additional coronavirus-related deaths, increasing the state's outbreak death toll to 4,551 people. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday also reported 382 more cases of COVID-19 infections been confirmed. That brings the statewide total to 47,138 people with confirmed coronavirus cases. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday extended Michigan's stay-at-home order through May 28, though manufacturers may go back to work Monday. Bars and restaurants have asked to be allowed to reopen May 29.

 

Indiana's Confirmed, Presumed Virus Death Toll Tops 1,500

May 10, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say Indiana’s death toll from confirmed or presumed coronavirus illnesses has topped 1,500 people. The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 17 newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths that occurred between Wednesday and Saturday, along with one additional death considered coronavirus related by doctors but without confirmation of the illness from test results.

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Sherrie Sanders says she last spoke with her husband, George, on April 12. It was Easter Sunday. 

“He told me he was very sick. He had a fever of 102,” she says. “He knew he had [COVID-19], but they weren’t checking him. That’s the last I heard from him.“

Sherrie says her husband has diabetes and other medical issues that make him susceptible to even minor illnesses. “Whenever he gets sick, he’s hospitalized.” 

They Will Be Remembered: Michigan Residents Lost To COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020

Families and friends that have succumbed to COVID-19 in northern Michigan will live on forever in the memories of those who loved them. 

Every passing was a blow to the tight-knit communities throughout the region. 

Interlochen Public Radio spoke with loved ones and friends of three northern Michigan residents who died from coronavirus over the last several weeks. 

Michael Watson forever lending a helping hand

One of the first to pass away from COVID-19 in Michigan, was likely Michael Watson, of Gaylord.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 72 additional deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 813. The state announced more than 15,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 81,000 Hoosiers tested.

Anderson Facility In Indiana Has 24 COVID-19 Deaths

Apr 11, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state's health commissioner says 24 residents of a central Indiana nursing home hit hard by COVID-19 now have died. Dr. Kristina Box said Friday that 16 of the residents at the Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson had tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the other eight had compatible symptoms.

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ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a northern Indiana school district is partially to blame for a 2018 crash that killed three siblings crossing a rural highway to reach their stopped school bus.

The NTSB said Tuesday the crash near Rochester was caused by a pickup truck driver’s failure to stop for the school bus, despite its activated and clearly visible warning lights and stop arm.

However, it says contributing to the crash was the Tippecanoe Valley School Corp.’s inadequate safety assessment of school bus routes.

11 Virus Deaths At One Central Indiana Nursing Home

Apr 7, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state health commissioner says 11 residents of a central Indiana nursing home have died from COVID-19.

Dr. Kristina Box said Monday that in addition to the 11 dead at the Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson, three workers there have been hospitalized, including two in critical condition.

She says the state is helping to transfer residents there without COVID-19 symptoms to another skilled nursing home.

Holcomb Announces 5-Stage Plan To Get Indiana "Back On Track" By July 4

Mar 29, 2020

BREAKING (Posted May 1 at 3:15pm):

Gov. Holcomb announced a complex plan for reopening the state.

Holcomb says parts of the state will reopen for business on Monday…with the goal of having the state fully open by July 4th.

COVID-19 Cases In St. Joseph County, Indiana, Nearly Double In A Day

Mar 23, 2020
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NEW: Infomration just released by the St. Joseph Co. Health Dept. indicates a significant increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the county in just one day. 

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