INDIANAPOLIS — Saturday's latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic.
Indiana reports 934 new positive cases, 11 additional deaths
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 934 additional deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, its fourth-highest daily total since the pandemic began.
Positive cases now number 61,520. The latest cases were reported between July 14 and Friday. The moving average of cases increased to 843 per day since the start of the pandemic.
Eleven additional Hoosiers have died from the virus, bringing the state's total confirmed COVID-19 deaths to 2,698. The deaths reported Saturday occurred between July 18 and Friday.
To date, 690,274 tests have been reported to ISDH, an increase of 11,570 from Friday.
To find testing locations around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.
Latest US, world numbers
There have been 4.11 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. as of 6 a.m. ET Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University. There have been more than 145,500 deaths and 1.26 million people recovered.
Worldwide, there have been 15.75 million confirmed cases with nearly 640,000 deaths and more than 9 million recovered.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.
Indiana daily numbers trending at highest levels of pandemic
Indiana is dealing with back-to-back days of record-breaking COVID-19 cases across the state.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported more than a thousand new cases among Hoosiers, and the seven day average of cases shows a steep climb to the highest the average has been since the start of the pandemic.
Indiana is now adding an average of 830 new cases a day.
For comparison, Indiana was adding about 405 cases a day around July 4.
26 deaths in 3 US convents, as nuns confront the pandemic
At a convent near Detroit, 13 nuns have died of COVID-19. The toll is seven at a center for Maryknoll sisters in New York, and six at a Wisconsin convent that serves nuns with fading memories.
Each community perseveres, though strict social-distancing rules have made communal solidarity a challenge as the losses are mourned.
Only small, private funeral services were permitted as the death toll mounted in April and May at the Felician Sisters convent in Livonia, Michigan. For weeks the nuns went without Mass and dined in shifts, one per table.
Those restrictions have eased in recent weeks as regular activities slowly resume.