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Indiana reports 1,302 new cases of COVID-19; 17 additional deaths

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INDIANA (WPTA21) - State health officials reported 1,302 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 17 additional deaths Wednesday.

The state's 7-day positivity rate for positive tests increased to 5 percent.

The new positive cases were reported to the state between Saturday and Tuesday, while the new deaths occurred between Oct. 1 and Oct. 6.

Statewide, Indiana now has a total of 128,227 confirmed infections and the death toll increased to 3,500.

In Allen County, local health officials reported 72 new cases of the virus.

To date, 1,440,917 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,432,219 on Tuesday. A total of 2,220,232 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

The Regenstrief Institute estimates nearly 99,802 Hoosiers recovered from the virus.

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Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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