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Indiana officials announce 850 new COVID cases, 6 additional deaths

There has been more than 108,000 positive cases and 3,250 deaths in the state since the virus entered Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS — This is a liveblog with real-time updates on COVID-19 in Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health gives daily updates at noon, while Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state officials provide more context every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17

Indiana announced its highest amount of new positive COVID-19 cases all week, saying the state had 850 new cases and six additional deaths. In total, the state has had more than 108,000 cases since March with more than 3,250 Hoosiers dying from the virus.

The state's 7-day positivity rate was 4.5%, though positivity rate on unique individuals was higher at 6.6%. Southern Indiana counties have continued to have positivity rates below 10%, with Clark County seeing the highest positivity rate at 7.78%.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

The state is reporting 624 more cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths. There have been a total of 107,809 positive cases and 3,247 deaths in the state since the virus entered Indiana.

From Sept. 3 to Sept. 9, the positivity rate of all tests was 4.7 percent. For unique individuals, that rate was 6.8 percent. Both of those are lower than when compared to the rates since the start of the pandemic — 6.2 percent (for all tests) and 8.5 percent (for unique individuals).

Tuesday, Sept. 15

State health officials announced 758 new positive cases Monday, bringing the statewide total to 107,229 cases. Twenty additional people have died to bring Indiana's total COVID deaths to 3,235.

The 7-day positivity rate for all tests still sits below 5%. More than 1,756,000 tests have been administered since the start of the pandemic.

Monday, Sept. 14

The Indiana State Department of Health announced 755 positive COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths Monday. In total, Indiana has had more than 106,000 positive cases and 3,215 deaths.

The state's 7-day positivity rate currently sits under 5%, lower than in previous weeks. Over 18,000 new tests were administered.

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