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Indiana reports 42 more COVID-19 deaths and 4,744 positive cases

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 12:15:02-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Friday that 42 more people died with COVID-19 and 4,744 others tested positive for the virus.

All of the newly reported deaths occurred between Tuesday-Thursday. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occur over multiple days.

There have been 583,160 positive cases and 8,872 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 374 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 2,432 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of eight since Thursday's report.

There have been more than 6.32 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.8 million individuals with a 20.8% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Jan. 8 is 25.4%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.9%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 14.6%.

The state health department said 25.7% of ICU beds and 73.3% of ventilators are available.

More than 259,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly 53,000 have received both doses and are fully vaccinated, according to ISDH's dashboard.


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