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Indiana reports 49 COVID-19 deaths and 1,529 positive cases

Posted at 11:59 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 12:05:26-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Friday that 49 more people died with COVID-19 and 1,529 others tested positive for the virus.

The majority of newly reported deaths occurred in the past week with 35 people dying Wednesday and Thursday. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occur over multiple days.

There have been 635,171 positive cases and 11,280 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 406 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 1,446 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 95 since Thursday's report.

There have been more than 7.18 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.98 million individuals with a 21.2% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Jan. 28 is 15.4%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.5%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 7.2%.

The state health department said 29.8% of ICU beds and 77.4% of ventilators are available.

About 661,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and approximately 191,250 people have received both doses and are fully vaccinated, according to ISDH's dashboard.