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Indiana continues streak of reporting record-high new COVID-19 cases

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Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Indiana has reported a record-high amount of new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day.

On Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 2,328 new cases of the virus, the highest amount of new cases recorded thus far.

Officials say that number includes about 300 cases whose reporting was delayed due to a technical issue over the past few days. The new cases occurred between July 29 and Oct. 15, according to ISDH data.

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A total of 143,495 Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19, the department says.

22 additional Hoosiers have lost their lives to the virus, with the overall death toll now at 3,654. The new deaths occurred between Sept. 24 and Oct. 15.

Officials say 1,532,949 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,521,402 on Thursday. A total of 2,451,285 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

The state's seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals has increased to 10.4%.

An estimated total of 106,319 Indiana residents have recovered from the virus, according to data from the Regenstrief Institute.

Another 233 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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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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Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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