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Indiana reports 26 more COVID-19 deaths and 2,161 new positive cases

Posted at 12:57 PM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 12:57:40-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported Thursday that 26 more people died with COVID-19 and 2,161 others tested positive for the virus.

There have been 15,909 confirmed deaths and 1,005,797 positive cases since the pandemic began.

An additional 540 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 1,445 Hoosiers are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 30 since Wednesday. Additionally, IDOH said 25.4% of intensive care beds are available across the state with 18% in use by COVID-19 patients.

According to IDOH, 70.2% of hospital ventilators are available in Indiana.

There have been more than 14.23 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 4.31 million individuals with a 23.3% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Oct. 14 is 16.8%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 8.6%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 8.5%.

A total of 6,912,073 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Indiana. The number includes 3,565,420 first doses and 3,346,653 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