Total coronavirus cases in Indiana surpasses 4,400, death toll continues to rise

Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 10:36:07-04

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 4,400 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to statistics released Sunday by the Indiana State Department of Health.

The state heath department reported Sunday a total of 127 people have died from the coronavirus, an increase of 11 from Saturday, while 458 more people have been diagnosed, bringing the total to 4,411.

The latest numbers show Marion County with 1,760 positive cases, an increase of 191 since Saturday.

A total of 22,652 people have been tested in Indiana, according to the state health department.


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 with soap and 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 six 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.

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