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Indiana reports 965 new COVID-19 infections; 20 additional deaths

Indiana covid 9 30 2020

INDIANA (WPTA21) - The Indiana State Department of Health reports 965 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths Wednesday.

The state's 7-day positivity rate for all tests remained at 4.2 percent.

All of the new cases were reported to the state on Tuesday, while the new deaths occurred between Sept. 8 and Sept. 29.

That brings Indiana's total number of confirmed infections to 120,019, and the death toll to 3,405.

In Allen County, local health officials said five more residents lost their lives to the virus, and 51 others tested positive.

Statewide, another 227 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.       

To date, 1,379,850 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,371,355 on Tuesday. A total of 2,066,474 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

An estimated 93,921 Hoosiers recovered from COVID-19, according to the Regenstrief Institute.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the state's top officials are scheduled to give updates on the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday afternoon.

You can watch the briefing on the air on our sister station 21.3 or on our website livestream here.

The Indiana State Department of Health previously said it would launch its COVID-19 school data page by the end of September.

As of Wednesday morning, the page did not offer that feature.

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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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