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Indiana reports 53 more COVID-19 deaths and 5,181 new positive cases

Posted at 4:57 PM, Dec 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-17 16:57:33-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported Friday that 53 more Hoosiers have died with COVID-19 and another 5,181 people have tested positive.

There have been 17,757 confirmed deaths and 1,181,554 positive cases since the pandemic began.

An additional 628 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 3,052 Hoosiers are in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 23 since Thursday. Additionally, IDOH said 12.5% of intensive care beds are available across the state with 34.8% in use by COVID-19 patients.

According to IDOH, 64.7% of hospital ventilators are available in Indiana.

There have been more than 16.1 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 4.64 million individuals with a 25.2% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Dec. 10 is 25.3%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 8.9%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 13.8%.

A total of 8,250,664 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Indiana. The number includes 3,569,380 first doses and 3,518,105 individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Another 1,163,179 Indiana residents have received a booster dose.

Hoosiers can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine by calling 211 or visiting