Indiana reports 2,521 new coronavirus cases, breaks daily record – The Indianapolis Star

Elizabeth DePompei   | Indianapolis Star

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Indiana on Saturday reported 2,521 new coronavirus cases and 31 additional deaths. That brings the state’s totals to 145,977 cases and 3,685 deaths. 

Saturday’s case total includes 100 cases that were delayed in reporting “due to a technical issue,” according to the Indiana State Department of Health. 

The new case total 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 coronavirus press conference came with dire messages for people to take precautions — including wearing a mask and social distancing — in light of the rising numbers. 

Still, Holcomb said Indiana would remain in Stage 5 of its reopening plan. The statewide mask mandate was extended to Nov. 14. 

Marion County reported 24,290 total cases and 780 deaths as of Saturday. The county’s positivity rate sits at 5.11%. 

Contact IndyStar reporter Elizabeth DePompei at 317-444-6196 or edepompei@indystar.com. Follow her on Twitter: @edepompei.

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Indiana reports 2,521 new coronavirus cases, breaks daily record – The Indianapolis Star

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