State reports more than 500 new virus cases

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 500 new cases of the COVID-19 virus have been confirmed in Indiana.

The 523 additional cases reported Thursday bring the state’s total to 43,655, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

Nine more deaths from complications due to the virus also have been confirmed.

Officials said 2,394 state residents have died due to the virus. Another 192 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

More than 444,000 COVID-19 virus tests have been reported to the state.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are among those particularly susceptible to more severe illness, including pneumonia.

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