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.
Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:
- Respiratory droplets released into the air by coughing and sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
- Rarely, fecal contamination.
The best way to protect yourself from any respiratory illness, including the flu, is to:
- Wash your hands often w/ soap & water for at least 20 seconds. If soap & water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.