Health department reports 2,960 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported 2,960 new positive coronavirus cases and 2 additional deaths in its latest update.

The agency’s dashboard puts the state’s 7-day all-test positivity rate at 11.9% with a rate of 22.5% positive for unique individuals. The delta variant was responsible for 95.6% of samples tested this month, according to state data.

Dashboard data represents cases and deaths that occurred over a range of dates but were reported to the state in the last 24 hours, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

The agency said 8,884 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated. To date, 3,481,874 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 3,430,689 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.

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now available for kids 5-11 after getting final approval from the CDC. Hoosiers 18 and over are eligible for a booster shot.

  • Indiana COVID map

The County Metric map shows 73 in Orange, 8 in Yellow, 11 in Red and zero 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 1,097,128 total positive cases and 16,853 total deaths. There are also 585 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization numbers show 2,012 total COVID-19 patients: 1,822 confirmed and 190 under investigation.

The department says 24.4% of ICU beds and 72.7% of ventilators are available across the state.

Hoosiers ages 5 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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