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Indiana sees more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

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INDIANA (WPTA21) - For the second day in a row, Indiana has broken the record for the highest number of daily reported coronavirus cases, while the daily number of reported deaths are on the decline.

The Indiana State Department of Health says 1,011 more Hoosiers tested positive for COVID-19, and these new cases were all reported on Thursday.

State health officials noted 4 additional deaths on Friday that all occurred this week.

That brings the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state to 60,598, and the death toll now sits at 2,687.

Another 197 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 say another resident died from COVID-19 and 32 others tested positive for the virus.

To date, 678,749 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 666,283 on Thursday. Of those tests, 8.9 percent returned a positive result.

ISDH is hosting free testing clinics through Saturday in the following counties: Elkhart, Henry, Lake, Starke, Tippecanoe, Kosciusko, Marshall, Ohio, Brown, Gibson, Wells, Perry and Warrick. 

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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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