Indiana virus death toll now 139, total cases near 5,000

Apr 6, 2020

Credit Alan Mbathi / IPB News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say 12 more COVID-19 deaths have driven Indiana’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic to 139, while the total number of cases approaches 5,000, The Indiana State Department of Health said Monday that with 536 new cases confirmed, the total number of Indiana residents known to have the coronavirus has risen to 4,944.

Central Indiana had more than half of the new cases. Marion County, home to Indianapolis, had the most new cases at 204, while adjacent Hamilton County had 35.

Elsewhere, Lake County had 34 new cases and adjacent Porter County had 20.