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2021 Coroner Report For Christian County Sees Increase

The Christian County Coroner saw an increase in the number of cases handled in 2021. Christian County Coroner Amy Winans is reporting that the number of cases increased by 34.  “The year 2021 was a challenging year for our office.  Our call volume was the highest it's ever been since I was elected in 2004.” Winans said. 

Winans reported a total of 383 deaths to her office in 2021, 34 more than 2020 when 349 were reported. As a consequence of that, the number of autopsies also increased to 24 in 2021. Winans says that they have seen more people dying in their homes who aren’t under a doctor’s care or haven’t seen a doctor lately.

The number of cremations also increased.  In 2021, 211 permits were used, compared to 184 in 2020. Winans says that accidental deaths were at an all-time high.

 

The breakdown for the past three years is as follows.

 

 

2021

2020

2019

Reported Deaths

383

349

339

Natural Deaths

352

332

320

Accidental

22

13

8

Suicide

7

4

9

Homicide

1

0

1

Undetermined

1

0

1

Cremations

211

184

156

 

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