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Indiana reports 40 more COVID-19 deaths and 2,260 positive cases

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jan 27, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday that 40 more people died with COVID-19 and 2,260 others tested positive for the virus.

The majority of newly reported deaths occurred in the past week. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occur over multiple days.

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There have been 617,176 positive cases and 9,470 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 375 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 1,902 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease since Monday's report.

There have been more than 6.8 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.92 million individuals with a 21.1% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Jan. 19 is 17.5%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.7%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 9.1%.

The state health department said 30.6% of ICU beds and 75.6% of ventilators are available.

More than 477,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and almost 113,000 people have received both doses and are fully vaccinated, according to ISDH's dashboard.