INDIANAPOLIS — More than 500 new cases of the COVID-19 virus were confirmed in Indiana on Thursday, the same day the U.S. Labor Department reported that nearly a third more Indiana workers filed initial unemployment claims compared to the previous week.

The number of new claims totaled 31,885 during the week of June 20, compared to an adjusted number of 24,017 the week before, the department reported. That’s an increase of 7,868.

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