The state of Indiana has set another one-day record in new coronavirus cases, with 2,521 new cases of the virus reported in the past 24 hours.
According to data from the Indiana State Department of Health, the new case record is the fifth-highest watermark in the past nine days. The data contains about 100 overdue cases, but would have set a new record regardless of whether those cases were included or not.
In total, 145,977 coronavirus cases have been confirmed statewide since the start of the pandemic.
In the last 24 hours, 31 new deaths have been confirmed statewide, the highest one-day increase in fatalities since early June. During the pandemic, a total of 3,685 deaths were attributed to the virus.
A total of 34,320 new tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, bringing the statewide total to 2,485,506.
The seven-day positivity rate continued its upward climb, reaching 5.9% in all tests and 10.9% in uniquely tested individuals, officials say.
The increase in the number of coronavirus cases is widespread with several provinces reporting an alarming increase in the number of cases. Located in western Indiana, Fountain County has been red flagged by health officials for a massive increase in the number of cases, reporting 532 new cases per 100,000 residents and a positivity rate currently at 18.53%.
Several counties are on the verge of red flags, including Kosciusko County, located in northern Indiana. That county reports 205 new cases per 100,000 residents, and Jackson County, located in southern Indiana, is even worse, with 259 new cases per 100,000 residents in recent days.