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Indiana reports 29 more COVID-19 deaths and 3,595 new positive cases

Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 12:07:28-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported Friday that 29 more people died with COVID-19 and 3,595 others tested positive for the virus.

There have been 15,469 confirmed deaths and 982,444 positive cases since the pandemic began.

An additional 513 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 1,780 Hoosiers are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 58 since Thursday. Additionally, IDOH said 23.8% of intensive care beds are available across the state with 21.5% in use by COVID-19 patients.

According to IDOH, 69.6% of hospital ventilators are available in Indiana.

There have been more than 13.83 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 4.24 million individuals with a 23.1% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Oct. 1 is 17.9%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 8.6%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 9.4%.

A total of 6,581,616 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Indiana. The number includes 3,277,381 first doses and 3,304,235 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