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State reports record-high number of COVID-19 cases in a day

Indiana covid 9 11 2020

INDIANA (WPTA21) - A record-high number of Hoosiers tested positive for COVID-19 Friday.

The previous record-high daily report of COVID-19 cases was 1,279 on Aug. 6.

On Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,282 Indiana residents were infected with COVID-19.

Ten more Hoosiers lost their lives to the virus.

All of the new cases and deaths were reported to the state in the last 24 hours, but the new cases occurred between Aug. 28 and Sept. 10, while the new deaths occurred between Sept. 8 and Sept. 10.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases to 103,505 and the death toll to 3,196. Another 224 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 the state and occurred over multiple days.      

In Allen County, local officials report another COVID-19 death and 57 additional cases of the virus.

The state's 7-day positivity rate increased by one-tenth of a percent compared to yesterday's 7-day positivity rate. It stands at 5.1 percent Friday.

Friday's totals include 15,814 tests from a laboratory that recently began submitting electronic results. Of those total tests, 279 were positive.

To date, 1,183,104 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,164,141 on Thursday. A total of 1,618,804 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

The Regenstrief Institute estimates 79,859 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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