State has second day with more than 3,000 COVID-19 cases


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Friday that 3,205 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.

Thursday was the second day in a row in which the state exceeded 3,000 positive cases. Wednesday was a record day with 3,626 positive cases.

That brings to 175,893 the total number of Indiana residents known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

There have been 26 additional deaths from COVID-19 in Indiana since Oct. 23. This brings the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Indiana to 4,050.

The results are as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday. The ISDH’s coronavirus dashboard is updated at noon daily.

A total of 1,269 Jackson County residents have tested positive for the virus, an increase of 15 from Wednesday’s total. This makes the seven-day positivity rate of the county 11.9%.

No new deaths were reported in the county, meaning the total deaths remains 20.

There have been 16,574 tests administered overall in Jackson County, an increase of 138 from Thursday.

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