Indiana surpasses more than 9,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

Posted at 12:05 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 12:14:13-05

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 9,000 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died with COVID-19 since the pandemic began more than 10 months ago.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday that 126 more people died with COVID-19 and 2,756 others tested positive for the virus.

The majority of the newly reported deaths occurred in the past week with with 82 people dying between Friday-Monday. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occur over multiple days.

There have been 595,436 positive cases and 9,092 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 374 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 2,332 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 54 since Monday's report.

There have been more than 6.49 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.84 million individuals with a 20.9% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Jan. 12 is 21.5%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.8%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 11.9%.

The state health department said 29.8% of ICU beds and 75.2% of ventilators are available.

More than 302,600 Hoosiers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly 63,500 have received both doses and are fully vaccinated, according to ISDH's dashboard.