Indiana passes 50K COVID-19 cases as daily count hits 2-month high

Indiana surpassed 50,000 reported cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, the Indiana Department of Health reported, as the daily count of reported cases hit a two-month high.

The health department reported 748 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single-day increase since May 6, when cases increased by 837. Nine more deaths also were reported, bringing the total to 2,555. The surge in cases reported July 9 also marked the fourth-highest daily count since data collection began in late February.

Marion County reported 11,920 cases, while the number of positive tests in Lake County rose to 5,432.

After Indiana cases briefly trended downward earlier this month, the numbers have steadily risen over the last three days.

COVID-19 data for the state and individual counties is available here. 

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