CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana reported 6,654 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, shattering the previous record for daily cases, while also reaching a new record for hospitalizations statewide.

It’s the first time Indiana has surpassed 6,000 new cases, and the new daily record represents a 29% increase over the old record of 5,156 new cases reported on Wednesday.

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The Indiana Department of Health also reported 51 new coronavirus deaths. That ranks among the highest daily death tolls.  The state’s No. 1 killer is heart disease, which claims about 40 lives a day on average.

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Since the start of the pandemic, Indiana has reported a total of 230,965 coronavirus cases, and 4,563 confirmed deaths. Another 250 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients who were not tested for the virus.

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The number of statewide hospitalizations continues to soar, reaching a new high of 2,569, more than double the number of virus patients being treated in Indiana hospitals a month ago.

Nearly every county is rated as a “red zone” based on cases per 100,000 people.

The state’s positivity rates also continue to rise. The test positivity rate for all tests is up to 10.5%, and the positivity rate for unique individuals stands at 20.4%.

The five-county region of Northwest Indiana also shattered the daily case record, with 1,035 cases reported. The test positivity rate in the region is up to 15.2%, and the positivity rate for unique individuals stands at 22.6%. An additional three deaths were reported, bringing the total number of fatalities to 569.

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The number of people in the hospital in Northwest Indiana stands at 422, shy of the record of 449 two days earlier, but still nearly double the figure from a month ago.