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November was Indiana's deadliest COVID-19 month

Coronavirus COVID-19
Posted at 1:25 PM, Dec 01, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — November has surpassed April as Indiana’s worst month of COVID-19-related deaths.

Data from the Indiana State Department of Health shows 1,416 people have died with COVID-19 in the state, well over April’s total of 1,041.

These are separate numbers from the reports released every day. The ISDH death data is based on when the death occurred, not when it was reported to the public. If a person died on Oct. 31, it may not get reported to the public until a few days into November.

Because of the delay in reporting deaths, November’s death total is likely to increase over the next week, even as we continue into December.

There were more deaths in November than October, September and August combined.

For months, public officials have warned about large increases in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the winter months. As the weather gets colder, it’s less feasible to spend time safety outside.

One forecast showed the pandemic’s nationwide death toll hitting nearly 390,000 by Feb. 1.