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Indiana reports 62 more COVID-19 deaths and 2,942 positive cases

Posted at 11:58 AM, Jan 20, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday that 62 more people died with COVID-19 and 2,942 others tested positive for the virus.

The majority of the newly reported deaths occurred in the past week with with 37 people dying Monday and Tuesday. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occur over multiple days.

There have been 598,313 positive cases and 9,154 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 374 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 2,302 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 30 since Tuesday's report.

There have been more than 6.54 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.85 million individuals with a 20.9% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Jan. 13 is 20.9%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.8%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 11.2%.

The state health department said 27% of ICU beds and 74.5% of ventilators are available.

More than 338,500 Hoosiers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly 80,000 have received both doses and are fully vaccinated, according to ISDH's dashboard.