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INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) — The Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,046 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, which brings the total to 77,565 people.
The state also reported 20 new deaths, bringing the total to 2,898 deaths across the state.
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Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH, the deaths reported Thursday occurred between Aug. 3 and Aug. 12.
A total of 877,970 people have been tested in Indiana, 8.8% of those tested are a positive coronavirus case.
Marion County leads the state with 16,194 confirmed cases.
The Allen County Department of Health announced there are now 4,141 cases and 162 deaths as of Thursday.
A total of 208 probable deaths have been reported to ISDH.
Probable deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans and other clinical symptoms but no positive test is on record.
These do not count towards the daily death toll.
Officials say testing for COVID-19 is now available by request statewide at Optum testing sites.
ISDH says their dashboard has been updated to remove duplicate entries and correct county of residence with data submitted to them.
Along with locations, you’ll find hours of operation, requirements and important FAQs.
— Indiana State Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) June 4, 2020