Indiana reports record number of new coronavirus cases

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 1,051 new positive coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 71,015.

This is a new daily total record for the state’s case reporting; the highest daily total previously was 1,011 new cases on Friday, July 24.

Those new cases were reported to ISDH in the last 24 hours, following corrections to the previous dashboard total.

ISDH also announced an additional 6 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 2,811. Those deaths are reported based on when information is received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

Below: National coronavirus deaths topped 1,000 again on Thursday

New ISDH dashboard data indicated a 7-day positivity rate of 7.4%, with a total rate of 8.8% positive.

According to the data, 12,153 new individuals have been tested statewide, with a total number of individuals tested at 804,345.

As of Thursday, more than 32 percent of ICU beds and nearly 82 percent of ventilators are available across the state.

Marion County reported a total of 15,322 cases and 723 coronavirus deaths to date.

The agency is reporting 202 total probable deaths in Indiana. Probable deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans and other clinical symptoms but for which no positive test is on record.

The state has not released data on recoveries.

For complete statistics reported by ISDH, including total tests administered and demographic data, visit Coronavirus.In.Gov.

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