ISDH: 2,952 new COVID-19 cases, 86 additional deaths in Indiana


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported 2,952 more positive coronavirus cases in its latest update, with 86 additional COVID-19 deaths.

The newly-reported deaths happened between Aug. 21 and Sept. 7, ISDH said.

The agency’s dashboard puts the state’s 7-day all-test positivity rate at 11.6% with a rate of 19.8% positive for unique individuals. The delta variant was responsible for 98.4% of samples tested this month, according to state data.

The agency said 5,324 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated. To date, 3,160,508 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 3,141,035 individuals are fully vaccinated.

ISDH 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 ISDH County Metric map shows 68 in Orange, three in Yellow and 21 in Red. Zero counties were in Blue. The map is updated each Wednesday.

Courtesy: ISDH

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, ISDH has reported 889,362 total positive cases and 14,258 total deaths in Indiana. There are also 451 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization numbers show 2,513 total COVID-19 patients: 2,230 confirmed and 283 under investigation.

Courtesy: ISDH

ISDH says 19.6% of ICU beds and 67.3% 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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