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Indiana reports 17 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,940 new positive cases

Posted at 12:38 PM, Oct 29, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported Friday that 17 more people died with COVID-19 and 1,940 others tested positive for the virus.

There have been 16,134 confirmed deaths and 1,018,638 positive cases since the pandemic began.

An additional 549 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 1,297 Hoosiers are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 27 since Thursday. Additionally, IDOH said 27.6% of intensive care beds are available across the state with 16% in use by COVID-19 patients.

According to IDOH, 71.2% of hospital ventilators are available in Indiana.

There have been more than 14.46 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 4.3 million individuals with a 23.4% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Oct. 22 is 15.1%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 8.5%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 7.5%.

A total of 7,059,734 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Indiana. The number includes 3,694,706 first doses and 3,365,028 individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and are fully vaccinated.

Hoosiers can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine by calling 211 or visiting