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Indiana three day streak of reporting record-high new COVID-19 cases

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

Indiana State Health Officials report 2,521 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Saturday.

Today’s total includes approximately 100 tests whose reporting was delayed due to a technical issue earlier this week and reflects results from 34,320 tests, the highest number of specimens submitted in a single day.

A total of 145,977 Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19, the department says.

A total of 3,685 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 31 from the previous day.

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 the state and occurred over multiple days.           

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 state's seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals has increased to 10.9%.

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

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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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Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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