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Indiana reports 878 new COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths



LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The state of Indiana on Saturday reported 878 new COVID-19 cases and 27 more deaths in which the virus was a contributing factor.

The report brings the state’s total confirmed infections to 671,859 since the start of the pandemic, according to a news release from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). More than 12,400 Hoosiers have died from the virus.

Indiana’s seven-day positivity rate, which is a measure of the proportion of tests returning positive, was at 3% on Saturday, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. As of Saturday, 3,177,730 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 3,172,282 on Friday.  More than 200 locations are available across the state.

Floyd County, which currently has a seven-day positivity rate of 4.2%, reported four new cases of the virus on Saturday and one more death. That brings the county to 7,288 total cases and 175 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

To date, 1,256,381 Indiana residents have received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 816,080 have been fully vaccinated, according to the state health department.


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