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Study Estimates 186,000 COVID-19 Infections Statewide

(Bloomington, IN) - A lot more Hoosiers have been infected with COVID-19 than what many people think. A recent study at Indiana University estimates 186,000 infections or just under three percent of the state’s population. According to I.U. officials, the estimates were based on random testing recently of 4,500 individuals across the state. The research also determined the actual death rate at just over one-half of one percent. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, slightly more than 25,000 people tested have turned up positive for COVID-19.

340 people have tested positive for the virus in LaPorte County with a vast majority of those from the Westville Correctional Facility.

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