Third Indiana patient dies from COVID-19

A third person in Indiana has died from COVID-19, the Indiana State Department of Health announced Friday.

The patient who died was an adult resident of Marion County, was over the age of 60 and was hospitalized.

The state reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 79 in the state.

“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,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “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.”

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