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1,276 new cases of COVID-19 reported

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported 1,276 new positive coronavirus cases in its latest update as the state’s positivity rate continues to rise.

The agency’s dashboard estimates the state’s 7-day positivity rate at 8.8% with a 17.2% positive rate for unique individuals. According to state data, the delta variant accounted for 97.5% of samples tested this month.

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

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The County Metric map shows 44 in orange, 44 in yellow, three in red (Newton, LaGrange and DeKalb) and one in blue (Washington). The map is updated every Wednesday.

The weekly score is determined by the weekly number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants of each province and the 7-day test positivity rate.

Since the start of the pandemic, the state has reported 1,055,571 total positive cases and 16,535 total deaths. There are also 570 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization figures show 1,376 total COVID-19 patients: 1,217 confirmed and 159 under investigation.

The department says 29.2% of ICU beds and 75.2% of ventilators are available statewide.

Hoosiers ages 5 and older are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. To make an appointment, visit Ourshot.In.Gov or call 211 if you don’t have access to a computer or need assistance.