New wave of COVID-19 hospitalizations putting pressure on health care in Indiana | healthcare – Community News
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New wave of COVID-19 hospitalizations putting pressure on health care in Indiana | healthcare

According to the Indiana Department of Health, only 44 of the 240 intensive care beds at hospitals in northwest Indiana were unoccupied Monday.

Meanwhile, the medical groups are strongly urging that Hoosiers who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine do so immediately to protect themselves from infection, hospitalization and death from the coronavirus.

They also said vaccinated Hoosiers who are eligible for a booster shot should get one as soon as possible, and certainly “before winter arrives, to ensure a hospital bed is available for anyone in need.”

“The COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be safe and effective in reducing hospitalizations and deaths, and the best way to reduce the risk of serious illness and protect your friends and family is to get vaccinated before you go to the hospital. vacation,” they said.

This episode of the “Riding Shotgun with NWI Cops” series takes viewers behind the armored vehicles and shields to see what it’s like to be part of the Lake County Sheriff’s SWAT team.



The free COVID-19 vaccine is available to Hoosiers ages 5 and older, in most cases without an appointment, at 1,451 locations across the state, including pharmacies, health clinics and hospitals.

A full list of COVID-19 vaccine sites is available online at ourshot.in.gov.

Data shows that more than 3.4 million Hoosiers ages 5 and older, or 52.8% of the state’s eligible population, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including 51.6% of the eligible population. residents of Lake County, 57.2% in Porter County and 52.5% in LaPorte County.