2,940 new cases of COVID-19, 18 additional deaths reported – Community News

2,940 new cases of COVID-19, 18 additional deaths reported

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported 2,940 new positive coronavirus cases and 18 additional deaths in its latest update.

The agency’s dashboard puts the state’s 7-day positivity rate at 8.2% with a 16.3% positive rate for unique individuals. According to state data, the delta variant accounted for 97.5% of the samples tested this month.

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

The agency said 3,210 additional Hoosiers have now been fully vaccinated. To date, 3,376,575 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 3,387,694 individuals have been fully vaccinated

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

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11 after final approval from the CDC.

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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 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 1,042,847 total positive cases and 16,447 total deaths. There are also 566 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization figures show 1,298 total COVID-19 patients: 1,127 confirmed and 171 under investigation.

The department says 24.6% of ICU beds and 74.3% 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.