Recovery rate of hospitalized patients at 66%
The state has released new information Friday (April 24) regarding Hoosiers recovering from COVID-19. There have been 2,580 known patients with the novel coronavirus and 1,706 have been discharged because they felt good enough to return home.
To go along with this data, 14% of those who tested positive for COVID-19 have died due to complications from the virus. The remaining patients, about 14%, remain in the hospital to get care.
In Indiana, 656 additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the state total to 13,680. The state tested an additional 3,533 people. To date, 73,553 Hoosiers have been tested.
The Indiana State Department of Health is also planning to start sharing a new piece of data that includes fatalities that are likely due to COVID-19, but the patient was never tested. So far, Dr. Kristina Box, the state health commissioner, said health officials believe 79 people have died from the virus although they weren’t tested.
Box said x-rays, CAT scans of a patient’s chest and medical history can all help determine if a patient likely suffered from the coronavirus, even though they were not tested.
This will soon be a new category of data found at in.gov/coronavirus.
Not including these 79 deaths, the state has had 741 deaths since the outbreak began, with 35 deaths reported in the past 24 hours.