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Indiana reports 28 more COVID-19 deaths and 3,218 new positive cases

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Posted at 7:12 PM, Oct 01, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported Friday that 28 more people died with COVID-19 and 3,218 others tested positive for the virus.

There have been 965,982 positive cases since the pandemic began and 15,193 confirmed deaths.

An additional 493 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 2007 Hoosiers are in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 48 since Wednesday. Additionally, IDOH said 20.2% of intensive care beds are available across the state with 26.0% in use by COVID-19 patients.

According to IDOH, 67.1% of hospital ventilators are available in Indiana.

There have been more than 13.5 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 4.2 million individuals with a 23.0% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Sept. 24 is 18.3%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 8.6%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 9.7%.

A total of 6,523,594 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Indiana.

The number includes 3,253,451 first doses and 3,019,462 individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and are fully vaccinated.

IDOH also reported 385 new COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities across the state with 49 additional deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 6,456 long-term care patients have died with COVID-19, while 25,770 have tested positive for the virus.

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