Indiana reports 2 more coronavirus deaths for a total of 6

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana reported two new deaths from the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths statewide to six, public health officials said.

Statewide, there have been 201 total cases across Indiana, including 76 new cases announced Sunday. Of those, the highest number was in Marion County, which reported 35 new cases, followed by Hamilton County, which reported eight cases.

For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday delayed Indiana’s May 5 primary election until June 2. But he said he would need to see more signs of widespread spread of the virus before taking action such as the governors of California, Illinois and New York state in ordering nearly all residents to stay in their homes


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