Indiana reports 34 more COVID-19 deaths and 2,890 positive cases

Posted at 11:59 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 12:05:57-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Thursday that 34 more people died with COVID-19 and 2,890 others tested positive for the virus.

All of newly reported deaths occurred in the past week with 30 people dying Tuesday and Wednesday. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occur over multiple days.

There have been 619,995 positive cases and 9,504 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 375 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 1,915 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 13 since Tuesday's report.

There have been more than 6.88 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.93 million individuals with a 21.2% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Jan. 21 is 17.4%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.7%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 8.9%.

The state health department said 30.4% of ICU beds and 75.6% of ventilators are available.

More than 503,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and almost 122,300 people have received both doses and are fully vaccinated, according to ISDH's dashboard.