Indiana reports 40 more COVID-19 deaths and 4,411 new positive cases

Posted at 11:58 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 13:31:36-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Thursday that 40 more people died with COVID-19 and 4,411 others tested positive for the virus.

The majority of newly reported deaths occurred in the past week with 36 people dying between Tuesday and Wednesday. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occur over multiple days.

There have been 578,494 positive cases and 8,830 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 372 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 2,440 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 44 since Wednesday's report.

There have been more than 6.27 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.79 million individuals with a 20.7% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Jan. 7 is 26.3%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.9%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 15.3%.

The state health department said 25.2% of ICU beds and 73.1% of ventilators are available.

More than 250,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 48,000 have received both doses and are fully vaccinated, according to ISDH's dashboard.