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Indiana passes 100,000 positive COVID-19 cases



Indiana has had more than 100,000 total positive COVID-19 cases since March 6, according to a Monday update to Indiana’s COVID-19 dashboard

The state has had 100,394 total positive cases since its first one in March. There were 596 new positive cases reported to the Indiana State Department of Health between noon Sunday and noon Monday, according to the dashboard.

Indiana had a 5.4% positivity rate from Aug. 25 to Aug. 31. The positive test rate in Monroe County went up from 9% Friday to 13.3% Saturday. Monroe County’s positive test rate stayed around 3% or lower during early August, but since Aug. 23, the rate has increased. The average positivity rate since then is around 9%.

Monroe County has 55 newly reported positive cases and 1,489 total, according to the dashboard.

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