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Indiana on Saturday reported 2,521 new cases of coronavirus and a further 31 deaths. That brings the state’s total amount to 145,977 cases and 3,685 deaths.
Saturday’s total case includes 100 cases that were delayed in reporting “due to a technical issue,” according to the Indiana State Department of Health.
The new caseload is still the highest since reporting began and comes a day after the state topped 2,000 daily cases for the first time.
To date, the seven-day positivity rate for all tests is 5.9%. More than 1.5 million unique individuals have been tested.
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Gov. Eric Holcomb’s latest weekly press conference on coronavirus came with grim messages to people about taking precautions – including wearing a mask and social distance – in light of the growing number.
Holcomb still said Indiana would remain in Phase 5 of its reopening plan. The mandate for the state mask was extended to November 14th.
Marion County reported a total of 24,290 cases and 780 deaths as of Saturday. The county’s positivity rate is 5.11%.
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