4,241 new cases of COVID-19, 93 additional deaths reported in Indiana – Community News

4,241 new cases of COVID-19, 93 additional deaths reported in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported 4,241 new positive coronavirus cases and 93 additional deaths in its latest update.

The agency’s dashboard estimates the state’s 7-day positivity rate at 14.7% with a 26.2% positive rate for unique individuals. According to state data, the delta variant accounted for 96.6% 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 4,630 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated. To date, 3,521,668 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 3,471,891 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.

The County Metric map shows 67 in orange, 7 in yellow, 18 in red and zero in blue. The map is updated every Wednesday.

  • Indiana COVID update

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 1,134,898 positive cases and 17,230 deaths. There are also 599 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization figures show 2,642 total COVID-19 patients: 2,393 confirmed and 249 under investigation.

The department says 23.3% of ICU beds and 69.9% of ventilators are available statewide.

To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, visit Ourshot.In.Gov or call 211 if you don’t have access to a computer or need help.