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Indiana shatters single-day COVID-19 case record with 3,649 new positives

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INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) - A record number of Hoosiers tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, 3,649 more people tested positive for COVID-19, and 33 others lost their lives to the virus.

The death toll is now more than 4,000, and the state now has a total of 172,730 confirmed infections.

State Health officials say the new positive cases occurred from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28, while the new deaths occurred from Aug. 20 to Oct. 28.

Allen County also reported a record-high number of residents testing positive for COVID-19.

The Allen County Health Department says 243 more residents tested positive for coronavirus.

Allen County now reports a total of 9,171 confirmed infections and 235 deaths.

Hospitalizations statewide continue to trend high.

The state's 7-day positivity rate increased to 7.3 percent Thursday.

To date, 1,671,093 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,657,090 on Wednesday. A total of 2,822,852 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

The Regenstrief Institute estimates 119,7112 Hoosiers recovered from the virus.

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Kayla Crandall

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