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Indiana reports 49 more COVID-19 deaths and 3,560 positive cases

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Posted at 11:57 AM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 12:05:58-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Friday that 49 more people died with COVID-19 and 3,560 others tested positive for the virus.

The majority of the newly reported deaths occurred in the past week with with 42 people dying Wednesday and Thursday. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occur over multiple days.

There have been 605,426 positive cases and 9,267 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 375 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 2,151 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 152 since Thursday's report.

There have been more than 6.65 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.87 million individuals with a 21% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Jan. 15 is 18.9%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.7%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 10.4%.

The state health department said 27.5% of ICU beds and 74.5% of ventilators are available.

Nearly 388,400 Hoosiers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and almost 92,000 people have received both doses and are fully vaccinated, according to ISDH's dashboard.


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