Indiana has 31 more virus deaths; cases still at record pace

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s daily average of new coronavirus infections continued growing at record levels with Saturday’s update from state health officials, who also added 31 more COVID-19 deaths to the state’s toll.

The state health department’s daily update showed Indiana’s seven-day rolling average of newly confirmed COVID-19 infections reached 1,799 as of Friday. That is the highest level the state has seen during the pandemic and has more than doubled over the past three weeks.

The 2,521 new infections reported Saturday, a daily high, marked the second straight day that figure topped 2,000 in a single day. The health department said the number was inflated by about 100 cases that weren’t previously included because of technical issues.

The newly recorded deaths raise Indiana’s death toll to 3,918, including confirmed and presumed coronavirus infections, according to the health department.

Gov. Eric Holcomb cited the increase in cases on Wednesday when he said he would continue the statewide mask mandate for another month. Holcomb, however, chastised those who resist wearing masks as disregarding the safety of others.

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1 comment

Rocky October 19, 2020 at 8:37 am

“Holcomb, however, chastised those who….”…. What a Communist!!! Does he know what country he lives in? Has he ever read the Constitution? By the way he talks, the answer to either of those questions is definitely NO.

He does not have the RIGHT to tell me how to live my private life. Anyone that thinks the State can protect you from a virus is delusional. Live your life, take precautions if you feel it to be necessary. But don’t let these dictators continue to be dictators


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