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Indiana reports 3,000+ new COVID-19 cases for second consecutive day

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INDIANAPOLIS (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — The Indiana State Department of Health says a total of 175,893 Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19.

3,205 new COVID-19 infections were reported to the department on Friday, according to state health officials.

Officials say today's results stem from a record 41,181 tests reported to the state in the last 24 hours.

Indiana broke a record for the highest number of single-day cases on Thursday at 3,649.

26 additional deaths were reported Friday, bringing the overall death toll to 4,050.

The new data was reported to ISDH within the last 24 hours, but the new cases occurred between Oct. 15 and Oct. 29 and the new deaths occurred between Sept. 25 and Oct. 29.

Officials say 1,684,783 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,671,093 on Thursday. A total of 2,863,919 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 14.6%.

An estimated total of 120,937 Indiana residents have recovered from the virus, according to data from the Regenstrief Institute.

Another 236 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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