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Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:07 pm

Indiana: 2,521 new COVID-19 cases, 31 more deaths reported Saturday

The Journal Gazette

Health officials today announced that 2,521 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing, including approximately 100 cases whose reporting was delayed because of a technical issue during the last few days.

The total is the largest in one day since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

To date, a total of 145,977 Indiana residents are known to have had COVID-19 following corrections to the previous day's dashboard, the Indiana State Department of Health said in a statement.

A total of 3,685 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 31 from the previous day, the statement said. It said another 233 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

To date, 1,545,927 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,532,949 Friday. A total of 2,485,506 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state since Feb. 26.

To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.


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