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Indiana notes 1,079 new cases of COVID-19; 8 additional deaths


INDIANA (WPTA21) - For the second day in a row, Indiana saw more than 1,000 new positive cases of COVID-19.

That's according to new data released by the Indiana State Department of Health.

Between Wednesday and Thursday, the state recorded 1,079 new positive cases of the coronavirus, while 8 additional Hoosiers lost their lives to the virus.

The death toll increased to 2,906.

The new deaths were reported to health officials in the last 24 hours, but the deaths occurred between Aug. 7 and Aug. 13.

In Allen County, local officials noted four additional COVID-19 fatalities and 57 new cases of the virus.

At this point, the state's 7-day positivity rate sits at 7.6 percent.

To date, 886,489 tests for unique individuals have been reported to ISDH, up from 877,970 on Thursday.

As of Friday, nearly 33 percent of ICU beds and nearly 80 percent of ventilators are available across the state.

According to data from the Regenstrief Institute, an estimated 58,119 Hoosiers recovered from COVID-19.

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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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