COVID-19 in Indiana: 15,000 test positive

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Health reported 15,277 new positive coronavirus cases and 150 deaths in its latest update.

The agency’s dashboard places the state’s all 7-day test positivity rate at 23.8% with a 35.8% positive rate for unique individuals. The delta variant was responsible for 83.2% of the samples tested, while the omicron, a more contagious strain that is becoming dominant, accounted for 16.5% of the samples tested, according to state data.

Omicron is likely responsible for a higher percentage of current cases, as state reports of variant data tend to be delayed by a week or two.

The dashboard data represents cases and deaths that occurred in a range of dates, but were reported to the state in the last 24 hours, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

The agency said an additional 4,256 Hoosier residents are now fully vaccinated. To date, 3,653,375 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 3,572,863 people are fully vaccinated.

Image via the Indiana Department of Health.

The metric map of the county shows 48 in red, 44 in orange, and zero in yellow or blue. The map is updated every Wednesday.

The weekly score is determined by the weekly Cases per 100,000 residents of each county and their Positive Rate from all 7-day tests.

Since the start of the pandemic, the state has reported a total of 1,314,688 positive cases and 18,794 deaths in total. There are also 654 probable deaths from COVID-19.

The latest hospitalization figures show a total of 3,303 COVID-19 patients: 2,957 confirmed and 346 under investigation.

The department says 9.5% of ICU beds and 63.6% of ventilators are available statewide.

To make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, visit Ourshot.In.Gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or need help.

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