Indiana reports 88 more COVID-19 deaths and 3,191 new positive cases

Posted at 11:56 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 12:05:06-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday that 88 more people died with COVID-19 and 3,191 others tested positive for the virus.

The majority of newly reported deaths occurred in the past week with 73 people dying between Saturday-Monday. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occur over multiple days.

There have been 570,477 positive cases and 8,731 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 373 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 2,515 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 22 since Monday's report.

There have been more than 6.17 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.77 million individuals with a 20.6% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Jan. 5 is 27.6%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.9%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 15.9%.

The state health department said 26.3% of ICU beds and 73.1% of ventilators are available.

More than 204,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 31,000 others have received both doses and are fully vaccinated, according to ISDH.