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Indiana deaths jumped by 18% during 2020 amid pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A larger surge of coronavirus deaths in Indiana during December than was initially reported contributed to an 18% jump in the state’s overall deaths during 2020.

Preliminary totals from the Indiana Department of Health show nearly 77,000 died in the state last year—an increase of almost 11,000 from 2019 — as nationwide deaths also jumped with the global pandemic.

The large increase came as health officials have recorded at least 9,390 COVID-19 deaths during 2020.

Recently revised figures from the state health department boosted the peak of Indiana’s rolling average of COVID-19 deaths to 102 in mid-December, up from the previous high of 86 a day.

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