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Indiana Reports 688 New Positive COVID-19 Cases, 5 New Deaths

On Monday, 688 new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the state of Indiana, in addition to five new COVID-19 deaths - two of which were reported locally.

Posted: Aug 24, 2020 11:25 AM
Updated: Aug 24, 2020 11:45 AM

688 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Hoosier State on Monday by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).

This brought the total number of Indiana residents known to have contracted COVID-19 to date to 87,592.

Since the first Hoosier was tested for the virus on Feb. 26, a total of 1,002,038 Indiana residents have now been tested for COVID-19 - showing a positivity rate of 8.74% throughout the state.

With five new COVID-19 deaths reported on Monday by ISDH, 3,008 total Hoosiers are now confirmed to have died from COVID-19 to date, since the first novel coronavirus death was recorded in the state on March 15.


Related Link: Dubois County Resident Passes Away From COVID-19


Two of the five new COVID-19 deaths in the state were reported locally, with one occurring in Dubois County, and the other in Daviess County.

As of Monday, 43.9% of ICU beds and 83.7% of ventilators were available statewide, according to ISDH.

More information on COVID-19 in Indiana can be found on the Indiana State Department of Health website, which is updated daily.

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