Indiana deaths jumped by 18% during 2020 amid pandemic

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP): A larger surge of coronavirus deaths in Indiana during December than was initially reported contributed to an 18% jump in the state’s overall deaths during 2020.

Preliminary totals from the Indiana Department of Health show nearly 77,000 died in the state last year – an increase of almost 11,000 from 2019 – as nationwide deaths also jumped with the global pandemic.

The large increase came as health officials have recorded at least 9,390 COVID-19 deaths during 2020.

Recently revised figures from the state health department boosted the peak of Indiana’s rolling average of COVID-19 deaths to 102 in mid-December, up from the previous high of 86 per day.


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