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Indiana Reports 6,844 New COVID-19 Cases, 22 Deaths

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Indiana hospitals were treating 2,628 COVID-19 patients Sunday. (CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS)

Indiana health officials reported 6,844 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections Sunday.

The state health department also recorded 22 more COVID-19 deaths, raising the overall statewide pandemic death toll to 4,660.

READ MORE: Indiana Sees Another Huge Jump In COVID Cases

In Monroe County, the total COVID-19 case number rose by 129 on Sunday. A total of 4,439 cases have been reported in the county. The county-wide death toll is 42.

Some 57,243 Monroe County residents have been tested for the virus.

Indiana hospitals were treating 2,628 COVID-19 patients Sunday.

Some 33.8% of the state's 2,157 existing ICU beds were being used by patients with COVID-19-related illnesses, while 25.5% were still available.

And as of noon Sunday, 8% of the state's 2,804 total ventilators were being used by COVID-19 patients, while 74.3% were still available.

The soaring number of infections come the same day as most of the state falls under a new governor’s order reinstating limits on crowd sizes after weeks of steep increases in coronavirus-related deaths and hospitalizations.

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s order limits crowd sizes to 25 people in the highest-risk red counties under the state’s assessment map and 50 people in the next-riskiest orange counties, with larger events needing approval from health officials. The state health department’s latest assessment places 87 of the state’s 92 counties in those categories.

The Associated Press contributed this report.

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