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Indiana reports 49 more COVID-19 deaths and 5,315 new positive cases

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Posted at 7:28 PM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-10 17:12:12-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported Friday that 49 more Hoosiers have died with COVID-19 and another 5,315 people have tested positive.

There have been 17,400 confirmed deaths and 1,150,899 positive cases since the pandemic began.

An additional 614 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 2,865 Hoosiers are in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 112 since Thursday. Additionally, IDOH said 19.5% of intensive care beds are available across the state with 29.8% in use by COVID-19 patients.

According to IDOH, 68.5% of hospital ventilators are available in Indiana.

There have been more than 15.86 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 4.60 million individuals with a 24.9% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Dec. 3 is 26.4%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 8.8%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 14.4%.

A total of 8,059,295 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Indiana. The number includes 3,538,766 first doses and 3,488,963 individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Another 1,031,556 Indiana residents have received a booster dose.

Hoosiers can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine by calling 211 or visiting ourshot.in.gov.

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