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Indiana reports 6 more COVID-19 deaths and 559 positive cases

Posted at 1:24 PM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 13:24:57-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Monday that six more people died with COVID-19 and 559 others tested positive for the virus.

There have been 735,999 positive cases and 13,069 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 417 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 817 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase of seven since Sunday's report.

As of Monday, a total of 4,817,825 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Indiana. The number includes 2,511,882 first doses and 2,305,943 individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine and are fully vaccinated.

There have been more than 10.19 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 3.45 million individuals with a 21.3% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through May 10 is 11.3%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 8.7%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 4.9%.

The state health department said 34.7% of ICU beds and 79.4% of ventilators are available.