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Indiana continues record stretch of new COVID-19 cases, approaches 70,000 cases in November

Indiana reported 6,825 new COVID-19 cases Sunday in the state’s dashboard update. That is the second worst day since the beginning of the pandemic, with the 8,315 new cases in Saturday’s update holding the record. 

The dashboard updates daily and reports the new positive cases from the previous day among other data points. 

Today’s update also moved Indiana past 250,000 total positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Of that total, nearly 70,000 of them have come in November, which is only halfway completed. 

The state has reported three record totals in the last four days and a four-day total of 27,328 new cases, by far the most Indiana has had in a four day period. 

In Monroe County, the state reported 127 new cases in Sunday’s update. That is the third-highest report of new cases in a day since the beginning of the pandemic. The record in Monroe County is still 238 cases on Sept. 10. The new cases reported Sunday are the most the county has had since Sept. 14. 

Monroe County hadn’t had more than 100 new cases in a single day since Sept. 14, but it has now reported more than 100 new cases in three of the last four days. 

Hospitalizations continue to set records in Monroe County with more than 100 people hospitalized. More than 2,600 people are hospitalized in Indiana. According to the dashboard, 33.8% of the state’s intensive care unit beds are in use for COVID-19 patients. 

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