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Indiana reports 993 new COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths



The state of Indiana on Saturday reported 993 new COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths in which the virus was a contributing factor.

The report brings the state’s total confirmed infections to 683,076 since the start of the pandemic, according to a news release from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). More than 12,600 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 3.5% on Saturday, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. As of Saturday, 3,242,438 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 3,227,019 on Friday.  More than 200 locations are available across the state.

In southern Indiana, Clark County reported 18 new cases Saturday. In total, the county has reported 12,387 cases and 186 deaths since the state of the pandemic. According to the health department, the county’s seven-day positivity rate is currently 5.2%.

Floyd County, which currently has a seven-day positivity rate of 4.1%, reported 13 new cases of the virus on Saturday. That brings the county to 7,394 total cases and 174 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

To date, 1,585,439 Indiana residents have received at least the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 1,065,477 have been fully vaccinated, according to the state health department.


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