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80 more COVID-19 deaths and 6,214 new positive cases reported in Indiana

Posted at 12:02 PM, Jan 06, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday that 80 more people died with COVID-19 and 6,214 others tested positive for the virus.

The majority of the newly reported deaths occurred in the past week with 60 people dying Monday and Tuesday. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occurred over multiple days.

There have been 539,229 positive cases and 8,371 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 372 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 2,782 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 125 since Tuesday's report.

There have been more than 5.89 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.69 million individuals with a 20% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Dec. 30 is 27.7%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.7%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 16.3%.

The state health department said 22.6% of ICU beds and 70.6% of ventilators are available.