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Indiana Reports 1,581 New Cases of Coronavirus, 6 Additional Deaths Monday

Fatalities have continued to drop in Indiana after a record-breaking week

A nurse holds COVID-19 swab tests at a clinic on May 5, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. The state has completed more than one million tests as of August.
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Health officials in Indiana reported 1,581 new cases of coronavirus Monday, along with six additional deaths attributed to the virus.

According to data released by the Indiana State Department of Health, Monday's new cases bring the statewide total to 136,555 total cases since the pandemic began, with 3,568 total fatalities related to COVID-19.

In the last 24 hours, 21,657 total tests were administered to 9,848 Indiana residents. Over the last seven days, the state’s positivity rose slightly to 5.3% on all tests and 9.4% on individuals tested during that time.

A total of 1,495,852 individuals have been tested, with 2,357,865 total tests administered during the pandemic.

As of Monday, state officials reported 15.6% of Indiana's intensive care unit beds were in use by coronavirus patients, while 35.6% were available.

Ventilator use rose slightly to 4.2% of ventilators in use by COVID-19 patients and 78.7% available statewide.

Chicago health officials last Tuesday issued a warning that Indiana has surpassed the threshold for inclusion on the city's coronavirus travel order and will be added to the list next week if the state cannot bring down its daily average number of cases.

Indiana was not added last week to "allow residents enough time to plan travel to this border state," the city said. City officials are expected to update the travel list Oct. 13.

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