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Indiana reports 9 more COVID-19 deaths and 786 positive cases

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Mar 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-03 12:15:30-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday that nine more people died with COVID-19 and 786 others tested positive for the virus.

There have been 663,511 positive cases and 12,200 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 433 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 731 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decease of 34 since Tuesday's report.

There have been more than 8.09 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 3.12 million individuals with a 21.2% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Feb. 24 is 9.6%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 9.8%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 3.5%.

More than half of Indiana's 92 counties are now shaded in blue on the state's advisory map indicating they have had fewer than 10 new cases per 100,000 residents and a 7-day positivity rate of less than 5% for two consecutive weeks.

The state health department said 34% of ICU beds and 79.7% of ventilators are available.


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