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Indiana reports 29 more COVID-19 deaths and 789 positive cases

Posted at 12:03 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 12:26:11-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Thursday that 29 more people died with COVID-19 and 789 others tested positive for the virus.

There have been 652,210 positive cases and 11,854 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 427 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 966 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 11 since Wednesday's report.

There have been more than 7.65 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. 11 is 11.4%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.2%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 4.5%.

The state health department said 38% of ICU beds and 79% of ventilators are available.

As of Thursday, 851,321 Hoosiers have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 377,331 are fully vaccinated.