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More than 20,000 COVID-19 deaths reported in Hoosier State

More than 20,000 COVID-19 deaths now reported in Indiana
More than 20,000 COVID-19 deaths now reported in Indiana(Fort Wayne's NBC)
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 10:21 PM EST
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTHR) - More than 20,000 Hoosiers have now died from coronavirus.

The Indiana Department of Health reported Monday that 20,033 people have died with COVID-19 as a cause of death since March 2020. The number reflects 41 more coronavirus-related deaths in Indiana since the state last updated its numbers on Friday, Jan. 21.

The state also reported 5,965 new positive cases of coronavirus Monday, bringing the state’s total since March 2020 to 1,560,117 positive cases of COVID-19.

Hospitalizations have continued to slowly decline in recent days, with 3,137 COVID-19 patients in the hospital as of Sunday. That is down from a pandemic-high 3,506 patients reported on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Nearly 18 million (17,975,998) total tests have been administered to just under five million individuals (4,982,658) since Feb. 26, 2020.

The health department also reported Monday that 5,570 more Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The total number of people vaccinated in Indiana now stands at 3,626,421.

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