Virus death toll passes 6,400December 9, 2020
By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — Another 124 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, pushing the state's pandemic death toll past 6,400, state health officials said Tuesday.
The newly recorded deaths occurred over several days, including 34 deaths on Monday, and raised Indiana's toll to 6,410, including both confirmed and presumed infections, the Indiana State Department of Health said.
The state agency also reported 5,457 new coronavirus infections, increasing number of Indiana residents known to have had the novel coronavirus to 392,663.
The department's daily statistics updat e also shows that 3,250 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday at Indiana’s hospitals — an increase from the 3,214 hospitalized as of Sunday.
Indiana's COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a peak of 3,460 on Nov. 30, but have fallen slightly since that time, according to the agency’s coronavirus dashboard.
Health officials across the state remain worried about hospitals being overwhelmed by the recent influx of severely ill patients.
Indiana’s hospitals are currently treating more than quadruple the number of COVID-19 patients that were under care in late September, when the state’s recent steep increase in hospitalizations and deaths began.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Herbstfest.
The 2021 Huntingburg Herbstfest Little and Junior Miss Queen Pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday...
The 2021 Huntingburg Herbstfest Miss and Pre-Teen Miss Queen Pageants were Sunday at the...
Renovation plans for the Southwest Dubois County School Corporation, including a new athletic...
A recommended route for the Mid-States Corridor project is still on track to be identified by...
The construction of a multi-million dollar aquatic center in Jasper is still a long ways away,...
The Holland Community Festival returns this weekend with a new theme that’s so straightforward...
The 2021 Huntingburg Herbstfest Miss and Pre-Teen Miss Queen Pageants are set for Sunday, Sept....