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Laboratory reporting error adds 462 additional cases of COVID-19 to Friday’s totals

INDIANA (WPTA21) - The Indiana Department of Health announced 1,037 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 17 others died from the virus.

An additional 462 positive cases were added to the daily total from a newly onboarded laboratory following corrections to a laboratory reporting error.

That brings to 109,683 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

All of the new positive cases occurred between Sept. 12 and Sept. 17, while the new deaths occurred between Aug. 31 and Sept. 17.

The death toll increased to 3,270.

The state's 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals is at 6.9 percent.

In Allen County, local health officials said another resident died from COVID-19 and 65 others tested positive for the virus.

To date, 1,281,438 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,269,650 on Thursday. A total of 1,813,640 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

The Regenstrief Institute estimates 85,334 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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