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Indiana continues with another record-high number of new COVID-19 infections

INDIANA (WPTA21) - Indiana continues to break record-high daily totals of new COVID-19 infections.

The Indiana State Department of Health said 2,521 more Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, and 31 others lost their lives to the virus.

Health officials note that 100 of those cases entered into the system Saturday were added late because of a technical issue over the past few days.

Even without those 100 cases, Saturday's COVID-19 report is still a new record-high for the state.

That means a total of 145,977 Hoosiers tested positive for COVID-19, and the death toll increased to 3,685.

In the past 30 days, Indiana has recorded nearly 40,000 new cases.

Indiana's positivity rate for all tests increased to 5.9 percent.

To date, 1,545,927 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,532,949 on Friday. A total of 2,485,506 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

The Regenstrief Institute estimates 106,319 Hoosiers recovered from the virus.

Earlier this week, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced he would continue to keep statewide restrictions in place for "Stage 5" of his reopening plan.

He also extended the mask mandate for another month.

The state's top doctors said the increase in hospitalizations and newly-reported cases are concerning.

Both Chicago and the state of Ohio have issued travel restrictions for Indiana residents.

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Francisca Wood

Francisca Wood is a producer here at WPTA.

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