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A third Hoosier has died from COVID-19

The Indiana State Department of Health said an adult from Marion County has died from coronavirus.

The Indiana State Department of Health said that a third Hoosier has died of COVID-19.

That person is an adult from Marion County, who was over the age of 60.

“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.”

ISDH reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state's total to 79. All of those confirmed cases are adults except for one. All three deaths in the state have been individuals over the age of 60.

Coronavirus is a type of virus that ranges from the common cold to diseases like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS.) Symptoms of COVID-19, a strain of coronavirus, include but are not limited to fever, shortness of breath and dry cough.

The CDC encourages individuals to wash their hands, disinfect surfaces, cover coughs and practice social distancing to prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19.

For more information about coronavirus and COVID-19, click here.

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