INDIANAPOLIS (Fort Wayne’s NBC) —State health officials say a total of 511,485 Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Indiana Department of Health's daily update shows 6,543 new cases of the virus were reported to health officials Thursday.
99 additional Hoosiers lost their lives to the virus, bringing the state's overall death toll to 7,911.
The new data was reported to ISDH within the last 24 hours, but the new cases occurred between Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 while the new deaths occurred between Dec. 11 and Dec. 30.
In Allen County, officials reported 237 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's overall case count to 28,019. The death toll now stands at 490 after two additional residents lost their lives to the virus.
The state's seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals is at 23.7%.
An estimated total of 342,578 Indiana residents have recovered from the virus, according to data from the Regenstrief Institute.
Another 352 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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