- Associated Press - Sunday, September 13, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana health officials added 18 more coronavirus-related deaths to the state’s toll over the weekend.

Indiana’s newly recorded deaths raise the state’s death toll to 3,438, including confirmed and presumed coronavirus cases, since the state’s first such death was reported six months ago, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. One new death was announced Sunday after 17 deaths were reported Saturday.

The number of new confirmed COVID-19 infections topped 1,000 for the third straight day as the state health department said Sunday that more testing facilities have been added to its electronic reporting system.

The agency announced 1,249 coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the state’s overall total to nearly 106,000 since early March. Indiana has had 18 days with more than 1,000 new infections being reported since first topping that mark on Aug. 5. The seven-day average of new cases was at 859 as of Saturday after reaching 965 in early August.

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