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State sets new record in COVID-19 hospitalizations

A person receiving a nasal swab test for COVID-19 or coronavirus in their car.

(Mareea Thomas/WNIN)

Monroe County confirmed 302 COVID-19 cases on Friday, down from 379 on Thursday. This week, the county reported record single day numbers on Wednesday and Thursday.

In total, the county has reported 21,435 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. Three new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 241. The county’s positivity rate remained at 21.5 percent, the same as Thursday.

Hospitalizations in District 8, which includes Monroe, Brown, and Bartholomew counties, climbed to 130 on Friday from 123 on Thursday.

Exactly 36.5 percent of the ICU beds in the district are occupied by COVID-19 patients, and 8.2 percent are still available.

Statewide

The state confirmed 15,926 new COVID-19 cases Friday, after reporting 16,563 on Thursday – a new record for the most cases reported in a single day since the pandemic began.

In total, 1,425,877 Hoosiers have tested positive for the virus. The state’s 7-day positivity rate is now 28.9 percent, up from 28.7 percent Thursday.

The state also added 97 new deaths, bringing the pandemic total to 19,491. Currently, 3,519 people across the state are hospitalized with COVID-19. This is up from 3,451 on Wednesday.

This is the first time the state has ever surpassed 3,500 hospital cases.

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