HC reports 3 additional deaths from COVID-19
Three additional Harrison County residents have died from COVID-19 in the past week, bringing the total to 30 since March, with two of those labeled as clinical deaths.
According to the Harrison County Health Dept., a clinical death is a probable COVID-19 case when a physician diagnoses a patient as having the virus but no test was documented.
The newest deaths were a 57-year-old female, a 67-year-old female and a 75-year-old male. The health department said all three had underlying health conditions.
Since last week, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county has reached 1,883, up from the previous week’s total of 1,603.
The number of tests conducted in Harrison County reached 12,741, an increase of 900 since last week.
Statewide, the number of tests performed reached 4,656,827, up 360,840 from the previous week. The number of positive cases increased by 48,290, bringing the total to 392,663.
Six thousand one hundred nine Hoosiers have died from the virus; that’s 511 more since last week. An additional 35 residents are believed to have had COVID-19 when they died but no test confirmed that.
To help prevent the spread of the virus, face coverings are required while in public places, and people are urged to continue following proper hand hygiene, avoid touching their face, maintaining a six-foot distance from others and avoid large gatherings when possible. Hoosiers 65 and older and people with known high-risk medical conditions should limit exposure at work and in their communities.
For more information, visit the Indiana State Dept. of Health website a coronavirus.in.gov.