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Indiana: 1,494 More COVID-19 Cases, 8 New Deaths Recorded

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In Indiana, officials have conducted more than 9.7 million tests for the virus. (CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS)

Indiana Health officials reported 1,494 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths on Friday, bringing the statewide case number to 720,425.

The State Department of Health also reported eight new deaths, raising the state toll to 12,921.

There were also 920 people in state hospitals after testing positive for the virus.

Twenty-three of those hospitalized were in Monroe County, health officials said.

The health department reported 34 new county positive cases and no new deaths. Monroe County has recorded 11,728 cases since the pandemic began.

The county also conducted 2,974 new tests, adding to 528,898 since they began testing.

In Indiana, officials have conducted more than 9.7 million tests for the virus.

READ MORE: A Child In Tippecanoe County Has Died From COVID-19

On Thursday, the Tippecanoe County Health Department announced that a county child younger than five died due to COVID-19.

The child had been hospitalized for treatment of the virus. Health officials declined to offer more specifics citing the family's privacy.

Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler said the virus rarely impacts children.

“Here in the state of Indiana I believe there have been a total of 12 deaths due to COVID in individuals under 20 years of age,” he said. “It’s not a common occurrence but of course it’s a very sad and tragic occurrence when it happens.”

In Indiana, COVID-19 deaths among those aged 19 and younger amount to about 0.1% of all Hoosier COVID deaths.

Ben Thorp contributed to this report. 

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