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Indiana reports another record-high number of new daily COVID-19 cases

Indiana covid 10 8 2020

INDIANA (WPTA21) - State health officials reported another record-breaking high number of daily COVID-19 cases Thursday.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,488 new cases of the virus. All of the cases were recorded between Tuesday and Wednesday.

There were also 16 new deaths that happened between Sunday and Wednesday.

That brings Indiana's total number of confirmed infections to 129,677, and the death toll to 3,515.

In Allen County, local health officials reported 74 new cases of the virus, bringing the county total to 6,872 cases.

Statewide, the 7-day positivity rate increased from 5 percent on Wednesday to 5.1 percent on Thursday.

The state's positivity rate has been steadily increasing in the past few weeks.

To date, 1,451,391 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,440,917 on Wednesday. A total of 2,246,099 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

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

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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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