Health department reports 2,888 new COVID-19 cases, 65 additional deaths


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported 2,888 more positive coronavirus cases in its latest update, with 65 additional COVID-19 deaths.

The agency’s dashboard puts the state’s 7-day all-test positivity rate at 9.8% with a rate of 18.7% positive for unique individuals. The delta variant was responsible for 98.9% of samples tested this month, according to state data.

The agency said 9,826 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated. To date, 3,248,607 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 3,264,427 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 County Metric map shows 75 in Orange, 4 in Yellow and 13 in Red. Zero counties were 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 959,409 total positive cases and 15,132 total deaths in Indiana. There are also 493 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization numbers show 2,129 total COVID-19 patients: 1,844 confirmed and 285 under investigation.

ISDH says 19.2% of ICU beds and 66.1% 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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