Health department reports 2,024 new COVID-19 cases, 53 additional deaths


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported 2,024 new positive coronavirus cases and 53 additional deaths in its latest update.

The agency’s dashboard puts the state’s 7-day all-test positivity rate at 7.4% with a rate of 15% positive for unique individuals. The delta variant was responsible for 99.2% of samples tested this month, according to state data.

Dashboard data represents cases and deaths processed within the last 24 hours, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

The agency said 3,091 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated. To date, 3,349,342 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 3,377,447 individuals are fully vaccinated.

The health department said the fully vaccinated number includes individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The state announced that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is available for kids 5-11 after getting final approval from the CDC this week.

  • Indiana COVID update

The County Metric map shows 40 in Orange, 49 in Yellow and two in Red (Grant and LaGrange). One county (Fayette) was in Blue. The map is updated each Wednesday.

The weekly score is determined by each county’s Weekly Cases Per 100,000 residents and its 7-Day All Test Positivity Rate.

Since the start of the pandemic, the state has reported 1,025,957 total positive cases and 16,283 total deaths. There are also 558 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization numbers show 1,327 total COVID-19 patients: 1,101 confirmed and 226 under investigation.

The department says 25% of ICU beds and 70.4% of ventilators are available across the state.

Hoosiers aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule an appointment, visit Ourshot.In.Gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

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