Wednesday, July 14, 2021

County Deaths, Coroner Investigations Rose Substantially in 2020 The number of people who died in Shelby County last year was over 44% higher than the average of the previous five years. Shelby County Health Department data shows an average of 343 people died annually between 2015 and 2019. In 2020, 495 deaths occurred. Other Hoosier counties are also reporting increases. Monroe County pegged last year’s mortality rate at 21% higher than the average of the previous five years.

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