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Indiana reports 40 more COVID-19 deaths and 889 positive cases

Posted at 12:09 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 12:15:29-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday that 40 more people died with COVID-19 and 889 others tested positive for the virus.

There have been 650,530 positive cases and 11,805 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 426 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 1,018 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 48 since Monday's report.

There have been more than 7.59 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 3.05 million individuals with a 21.3% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Feb. 9 is 12.2%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.2%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 5%.

The state health department said 41.1% of ICU beds and 80.1% of ventilators are available.

As of Tuesday, 828,078 Hoosiers have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 347,508 are fully vaccinated. More than 70 vaccine clinics as Indiana digs out of the winter storm.