Indiana officials reported 862 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday, lifting the statewide total to 21,870 with much of the state in a second phase of reopening.
Indiana officials also reported 51 additional deaths as a result of the virus in the last 24 hours. The state’s death toll now sits at 1,264, though health officials noted an additional 113 "probable deaths."
"Probable deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans and other clinical symptoms but for which no positive test is on record," the Indiana Department of Public Health said in a statement.
As of Wednesday, more than 100,000 tests have been reported to the state's health department.
Marion County remains the hardest hit county in the state, with 6,730 cases and 390 deaths reported as of Wednesday. Lake County has reported 2,233 cases of the virus and 106 deaths.
The increase comes as much of Indiana begins its first week in "stage two" of a reopening plan that Gov. Eric Holcomb says is aimed at "having Indiana back on track by July 4."
Marion and Lake Counties will not move to stage two until May 11. Cass County can begin on May 18.
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