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16 new deaths, 400 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Indiana on Wednesday

Marion County is now at over 1,100 cases
Posted at 10:02 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 15:48:06-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Health Department says 16 more Hoosiers have died from COVID-19 bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 65.

An additional 406 cases were also reported among the 1,000 new tests.

This would be Indiana's biggest single-day numbers increase since the pandemic began, although ISDH said during their Monday briefing that those numbers could not be attributed to a single day — because the test results are delayed for different reasons.

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Marion County is now over 1,100 with 21 deaths reported.

The Delaware County Health Department says their most recent cases were a 30-year-old female who is currently at home and under isolation and a 60-year-old male who is hospitalized in an unknown condition.


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