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More Than 500 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Indiana as Total Nears 30,000

The Indiana State Department of Health announced 581 new coronavirus cases and 38 additional deaths

The state of Indiana reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, pushing the statewide total number of cases to just under 30,000.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced 581 new coronavirus cases and 38 additional deaths. The state also reported another 148 "probable deaths," or those with only a clinical diagnosis but no positive test on record.

Those figures brought the total number of confirmed cases in Indiana to 29,274, with 1,716 fatalities statewide since the pandemic began.

Overall, 195,738 tests have been conducted in the state, up from the 189,330 reported Tuesday.

More businesses in portions of Indiana continued to progress through the state's reopening plan this week.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced on Friday a five-stage roadmap aimed at “having Indiana back on track by July 4.”

Gov. Eric Holcomb unveiled the region-by-region reopening plan on May 1, with most areas entering stage 2 of the plan on May 4. However, Marion and Lake Counties were unable to move to stage two until May 11, he said. Cass County began on May 18.

Holcomb said the phased reopening is aimed at getting Hoosiers "back on track by July 4."

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