Seven more die from coronavirus in Indiana, positive cases now at 981

Posted at 10:06 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 16:49:06-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Seven additional people in Indiana have died from the coronavirus since Thursday, according to new numbers released by the Indiana State Department of Health.

The number of deaths increased from 17 to 24, while the number of positive cases increased from 645 to 981. An additional 2,285 people were tested for the coronavirus.

On Friday evening, the Tippecanoe County Health Department announced a man, who was over the age of 60 and had COVID-19, died, according to a press release from the county health department. He was a resident of the county and was hospitalized at IU Health Arnett hospital.

This death has not yet been counted into the total number of deaths in Indiana, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

The latest numbers show Marion County with 484 positive cases.

The ISDH also released a demographic breakdown for positive cases in the state.

To help fight the spread of COVID-19 the public should continue to take the following actions:

1. Stay Home
2. Wash your hands often with soap and water
3. Cover your cough and/or sneeze
4. If you do have symptoms, treat the symptoms, monitor your health and Stay Home from work.
5. If symptoms worsen contact your physician for medical care.
6. If symptoms are life threatening, call 911 and tell first responders you are having flu like symptoms.
7. No matter what steps you are taking, STAY HOME