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Allen County COVID-19 death toll surpasses 100-mark

INDIANA (WPTA21) - Indiana health officials reported 523 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 9 more Hoosiers have lost their lives to the virus.

Indiana now has 43,655 positive cases of the novel coronavirus, and the death toll increased to 2,394.

The new positive cases were reported between June 22 and June 24, while the new deaths were recorded between June 18 and June 24.

Another 192 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days. 

In Allen County, local health officials reported another four residents have died from the virus and 42 others tested positive.

The death toll in Allen County is now at 102 deaths. Allen County's total positive case count increased to 2,529.

To date, 444,252 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 431,883 on Wednesday.

The state noted a huge jump in testing due to a testing facility that was newly on-boarded into the digital reporting system.

Thursday's totals include the addition of 3,563 historical negative tests from a laboratory that recently began reporting negative results into ISDH’s electronic reporting system.

Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remains steady. As of Thursday, nearly 36 percent of ICU beds and nearly 83 percent of ventilators are available.

The ISDH updates their online COVID-19 dashboard daily at noon.

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Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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