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Indiana reports 19 more COVID-19 deaths and 2,303 new positive cases

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Oct 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-15 12:27:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported Friday that 19 more people died with COVID-19 and 2,303 others tested positive for the virus.

There have been 15,713 confirmed deaths and 996,341 positive cases since the pandemic began.

An additional 532 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 1,599 Hoosiers are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 35 since Thursday. Additionally, IDOH said 23.3% of intensive care beds are available across the state with 20.7% in use by COVID-19 patients.

According to IDOH, 68.7% of hospital ventilators are available in Indiana.

There have been more than 14.05 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 4.28 million individuals with a 23.2% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Oct. 8 is 17.4%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 8.6%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 9%.

A total of 6,847,229 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Indiana. The number includes 3,517,990 first doses and 3,329,239 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 ourshot.in.gov.

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