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Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations highest since mid-February

A nurse stands with a COVID-19 patient during a Zoom video call in a Stamford Hospital intensive care unit, on April 24, 2020, in Stamford, Connecticut. (John Moore/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have reached their highest level since mid-February following a weekslong general upward trend that began in late March.

The Indiana State Department of Health’s latest COVID-19 tracking update shows that Indiana hospitals treating 955 people for coronavirus illnesses as of Monday. That’s the highest level since Indiana’s hospitals had 966 COVID-19 patients on Feb. 17.

Indiana’s COVID-19 hospitalizations had dropped below 600 for several days in middle to late March, reaching a recent low of 548 patients on March 21. But those hospitalizations have since increased about 74%.

Meanwhile, Indiana’s daily average of coronavirus-related deaths has remained below 10 since mid-March.