INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) — A total of 517,773 Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Indiana Department of Health.
Health officials say 6,407 new cases of the virus were reported Friday.
106 additional Hoosiers lost their lives to the virus, bringing the state's overall death toll to 8,016.
The new data was reported to ISDH within the last 24 hours, but the new cases occurred between Dec. 19 and Dec. 31 while the new deaths occurred between Nov. 22 and Dec. 31.
In Allen County, officials reported 260 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's overall case count to 28,279. The death toll now stands at 493 following the addition of three newly reported deaths.
The state's seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals is at 24.1%.
An estimated total of 345,577 Indiana residents have recovered from the virus, according to data from the Regenstrief Institute.
Another 355 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 ISDH and occurred over multiple days.
Any Hoosier who wants to be tested for COVID-19 can get a test at any state-sponsored OptumServe site, regardless of whether they are at high risk or have symptoms.
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