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Indiana reports 37 more COVID-19 deaths and 2,403 positive cases

Additional 1,507 deaths found in audit added to totals
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Posted at 12:12 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 12:23:19-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Thursday that 37 more people died with COVID-19 and 2,403 others tested positive for the virus.

The update included an additional 1,507 previously unreported deaths, which brought the state's total to 11,231 deaths and 633,690 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. An additional 406 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said Wednesday that health officials discovered the unreported deaths during an audit that involved cross-checking death certificates.

A total of 1,541 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 42 since Wednesday's report.

There have been more than 7.15 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.98 million individuals with a 21.2% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Jan. 28 is 15.7%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.5%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 7.5%.

The state health department said 30.4% of ICU beds and 77.8% of ventilators are available.

Nearly 638,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and about 178,600 people have received both doses and are fully vaccinated, according to ISDH's dashboard.


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