State: 37 new COVID-19 deaths, 646 new cases

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Thirty-seven more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, while another 646 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, state health officials said Thursday.

The 37 new confirmed deaths occurred between April 29 and Thursday, but most of them occurred Wednesday and Thursday, according to according to data posted on the Indiana State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard.

Those deaths increased Indiana's confirmed COVID-19 deaths to 1,907, the state agency said.

Another 161 people have died from probable infections of COVID-19 and those deaths increase Indiana’s confirmed or presumed COVID-19 deaths to 2,068 since the state’s first deaths was recorded on March 15.

The additional 646 Hoosiers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 brings Indiana's total number of confirmed cases to 33,068, the state agency said.

To date, 242,287 test results have been reported to the state health department and about 13.6% of those results have been positive for the coronavirus.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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