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Indiana reports 142 more COVID-19 deaths and 3,477 new positive cases

Posted at 12:10 PM, Jan 05, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday that 142 more people died with COVID-19 and 3,477 others tested positive for the virus.

The majority of the newly reported deaths occurred in the past week with 101 people dying between Friday-Monday. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occurred over multiple days.

There have been 533,083 positive cases and 8,292 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 371 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 2,907 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 71 since Monday's report.

There have been more than 5.84 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.68 million individuals with a 19.9% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Dec. 29 is 27%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.7%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 15.8%.

The state health department said 24.4% of ICU beds and 70.4% of ventilators are available.