Indiana continues to set daily highs in new virus cases

Posted at 4:20 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 16:20:59-05

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A daily record of more than 5,000 new COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in Indiana.

The 5,007 cases announced Saturday bring to 205,722 the number of state residents now known to have or have had the coronavirus, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

Health officials said Saturday that 43 more people are confirmed to have died from the virus, while another 244 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

More than 4,300 state residents are confirmed to have died from the virus since the start of the pandemic.

On Friday, Indiana set a then single-day record of newly reported COVID-19 cases with 4,714 new infections. That eclipsed the previous record of 4,462 new cases officials reported Thursday.