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Indiana reports 20 more COVID-19 deaths and 933 positive cases

Posted at 12:02 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 12:11:16-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday that 20 more people died with COVID-19 and 933 others tested positive for the virus.

There have been 651,453 positive cases and 11,825 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 425 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 955 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 63 since Tuesday's report.

There have been more than 7.62 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 3.06 million individuals with a 21.3% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Feb. 10 is 11.7%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.2%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 4.7%.

Eleven counties are now labeled blue on the state's advisory level map, indicating two consecutive weeks of 10 or fewer cases per 100,000 residents and a seven-day positivity rate of 5% or less.

The state health department said 39.9% of ICU beds and 79.4% of ventilators are available.

As of Wednesday, 834,478 Hoosiers have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 356,204 are fully vaccinated.