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ISDH reports 16 more COVID-19 deaths, 452 new cases in Indiana

June 12, 2020
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Posted at 12:42 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 12:42:43-04

INDIANAPOLIS – The number of Hoosiers who have tested positive for the coronavirus has surpassed 39,000.

In Friday’s update, the Indiana State Department of Health said 452 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. Another 16 more deaths were reported.

The total number of positive cases stands at 39,146 and deaths stand at 2,214.

Marion County has the highest number of cases, with 10,577.

An additional 182 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported. ISDH said probable deaths are that a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans and other clinical symptoms but for which no positive test is on record.

Deaths are reported based on when data is received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.


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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.

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