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The State of Indiana reported its third straight day of 1,000-plus Covid-19 cases on Saturday, increasing by 1,036. 

The state’s total is now at 73,287 cases since March. 

The Indiana State Health Department doesn’t share recovery data, although the Regenstrief Institute has set up an online dashboard that does.

According to their dashboard, 54,068 Hoosiers have recovered from the virus or 75.8 percent who have tested positive. 

Statewide, there were 13 more deaths reported since yesterday. That total is now at 2,834. 

There were 11,402 tests administered since yesterday which yields a 7.5 positivity rate for the past week. Overall, the state has administered 828,466 total tests which gives an overall positivity rate of 8.8 percent.

Washington County had 8 new cases reported since Thursday, bringing the total to 139 and a 29.9 percent increase since last week. This is a 7-day positivity rate of 8.2 percent.

According to the Regenstrief Institute, Washington County has had 9 people hospitalized for Covid-19, with 29 emergency room visits. 

Six have been admitted to the ICU. There has only been one death reported in Washington County. 

There were 60 new cases reported in the 10 county area WSLM has been tracking since March. There were only two new deaths reported, one each in Clark and Floyd Counties. 

As of Friday, August 7 according to the Indiana Department of Health

  • NEW CASES 1036
  • NEW DEATHS 13
  • NEW TEST 11,402

 

  • TOTAL CASES 73,287 
  • TOTAL DEATHS 2,834
  • TOTAL TESTING 828,466

 

7 DAY POSITIVITY RATE – 7.5 percent

Total Positivity Rate – 8.8 percent

 

156 NEW CASES IN OUR LOCAL AREA 

Lawrence County

  • 4692 Tests, 342 Cases, 27 Deaths – 5 New Cases
  • 7.5 percent positivity rate

Jackson County

  • 5112 Tests, 585 Cases, 5 deaths – 23 new cases
  • 7.7 percent positivity rate

Jennings County

  • 2338 Tests, 224 Cases, 12  deaths 8 new cases
  • 9.6 percent positivity rate

Orange County

  • 1923 Tests, 169 Cases, 24 deaths – 3 new cases
  • 5.3 percent positivity rate

Washington County

  • 2208 Tests, 139 Cases, 1 death, 8 new cases 
  • 8,2 percent  positivity rate

Scott County

  • 3547 Tests, 257 Cases, 10  deaths  –  5 new case
  • 10 percent positivity rate

Clark County

  • 13566 Tests, 1202 Cases, 47 deaths – 54 new cases 
  • 9.4 percent positivity rate

Floyd County

  • 9149 Tests, 772 Cases, 46 deaths, 32 new cases
  • 10.4 percent positivity rate

Harrison County

  • 3866 Tests, 327 Cases, 23 deaths  18 new cases
  • 8,2 percent positivity rate

Crawford County

  • 937 Tests, 44 Cases, 0 deaths – 0 new cases
  • 3,2 percent positivity rate