4,080 new cases of COVID-19 and 117 additional deaths reported – Community News

4,080 new cases of COVID-19 and 117 additional deaths reported

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported 4,080 new positive coronavirus cases and 117 additional deaths in its latest update.

The agency’s dashboard puts the state’s 7-day positivity rate at 12.2% with a 23% positive rate for unique individuals. According to state data, the delta variant accounted for 95.6% 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.

The agency said 5,006 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated. To date, 3,486,619 initial doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 3,435,625 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. Hoosiers 18 and older 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 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 a total of 1,101,185 positive cases and 16,970 total deaths. There are also 587 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization figures show a total of 2,203 COVID-19 patients: 1,970 confirmed and 233 under investigation.

The department says 25.6% of the ICU beds and 70.8% of the 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.