State identifies 660 more coronavirus deaths

State identifies 660 more coronavirus deaths


Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Indiana underreported 660 COVID-19 deaths to the state, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box announced Wednesday.

Box said the deaths had been included in the the state’s total COVID-19 death count, but not on the state’s long-term care dashboard, which serves as Indiana’s official count of nursing home and assisted living deaths from the virus. She said 659 were residents and one was a staff member. Those figures mean that roughly 1 in 10 long-term care deaths went unreported before today’s announcement.

Box said the newly revealed deaths would be added to the state’s dashboard on Thursday. The adjustment should bring the total number of deaths tied to long-term care facilities to nearly 5,900.

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