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Indiana reports 14 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,019 positive cases

Posted at 12:10 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 13:19:01-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday that 14 more people died with COVID-19 and 1,019 others tested positive for the virus.

There have been 658,043 positive cases and 12,039 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 428 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 886 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 15 since Tuesday's report.

There have been more than 7.85 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 3.09 million individuals with a 21.3% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Feb. 17 is 11.1%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 4.1%.

The weekly update to the state's advisory map showed 39 of Indiana's 92 counties shaded in blue, indicating they have had fewer than 10 new cases per 100,000 residents and a 7-day positivity rate of less than 5% for two consecutive weeks.

The state health department said 36.5% of ICU beds and 80.2% of ventilators are available.