The Indiana State Dept. of Health today announced a third Indiana resident has died of COVID-19, the disease stemming from the new coronavirus.
The patient was an adult resident of Marion County who was more than 60 years old and who had been hospitalized.
The ISDH reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing to 79 the number of Indiana residents diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories. All but one are adults, according to ISDH.
“Losing a loved one is devastating, and it’s troubling to see the toll that COVID-19 is taking on elderly residents here in Indiana and across the country,” Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box stated. “I implore Hoosiers to continue to stay home if they’re sick and practice social distancing so that we can halt the spread of this virus and protect the most vulnerable among us.”