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Indiana's confirmed COVID-19 death toll surpasses 8,000 since pandemic began

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 12:11:01-05

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 8,000 people are confirmed to have died with COVID-19 in Indiana, according to Friday's statistics from the Indiana State Department of Heath.

ISDH reported 106 more COVID-19 deaths and 6,407 new positive cases. The majority of the newly reported deaths occurred in the past week with 64 people dying Wednesday and Thursday. Deaths are reported based on when the state receives data and occurred over multiple days.

There have been 517,773 positive cases and 8,016 confirmed deaths in Indiana since the pandemic began. An additional 355 probable COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.

A total of 2,786 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a decrease of 56 since Thursday.

There have been more than 5.73 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.64 million individuals with a 19.5% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Dec. 25 is 24.1%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 10.6%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 14.3%.

The state health department said 19.7% of ICU beds and 70.6% of ventilators are available.


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