40 more Indiana deaths, 521 more cases blamed on COVID-19

Forty more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, while another 521 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, state health officials said Friday.

The deaths increased Indiana’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths to 1,946, the Indiana State Department of Health said.

Another 164 people have died from probable infections of COVID-19 and those deaths increase Indiana’s confirmed or presumed COVID-19 deaths to 2,110 since the state’s first deaths was recorded on March 15.

The additional 521 Hoosiers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 brings Indiana’s total number of confirmed cases to 33,558, the state agency said.

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.