March 16, 2020

Young Statement on First Coronavirus Death in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the first reported coronavirus fatality in Indiana: 


“Today, the first fatality was reported in Indiana as a result of the coronavirus. My deepest condolences and prayers are with the family and loved ones during this difficult time. It is important that all Hoosiers continue to remain vigilant and listen to the experts. We all have an important role to play in protecting our fellow Hoosiers. Practice social distancing, look out for our elderly, and take precautions to avoid inadvertently spreading the virus. I will continue working with our federal, state, and local leaders to ensure Indiana has the necessary resources to respond,” said Senator Young


Governor Holcomb announced today that the first fatality occurred in Marion County at a Community Health Network hospital. The individual was reported to be over the age of 60 with underlying health issues.


Hoosiers looking for more information on how to prevent the spread of virus should visit Senator Young’s coronavirus information webpage HERE.