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1,079 new COVID-19 cases, 8 additional deaths reported by ISDH

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Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) says a total of 78,632 Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19.

1,079 new cases were reported on Friday, according to data from the department.

Eight additional Hoosiers have lost their lives to the virus, with the overall death toll at 2,906.

The new positive cases were reported to ISDH between Aug. 12 and Aug. 13, while the new deaths occurred between Aug. 7 and Aug. 13.

View a map and demographic breakdown of the cases from ISDH here

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. 

The department says 886,489 tests for unique individuals have been reported to ISDH, up from 877,970 on Thursday.

8.9 percent of those tested were reported as positive cases.

The state's 7-day positivity rate stands at 7.6 percent.

An estimated total of 58,119 Indiana residents have recovered from the virus, according to data from the Regenstrief Institute.

As of today, nearly 33 percent of ICU beds and nearly 80 percent of ventilators are available across the state.

Another 207 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. 

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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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