11,932 new COVID-19 cases, 110 additional deaths reported in Indiana; record high hospitalizations

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported 11,932 new positive coronavirus cases and 110 deaths in its latest update along with a record high in hospitalizations.

The agency’s dashboard puts the state’s 7-day all-test positivity rate at 26.9% with a rate of 40.1% positive for unique individuals. The delta variant was responsible for 83.2% of samples tested, while omicron, a more contagious strain that’s becoming dominant, accounted for 16.5% of samples tested, according to state data.

Omicron is likely responsible for a larger percentage of current cases, as the state’s reporting of variant data tends to lag by a week or two.

Dashboard data represents cases and deaths that occurred over 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 2,771 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated. To date, 3,676,226 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 3,312,758 individuals are fully vaccinated.

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The County Metric map shows 48 in Red, 44 in Orange, and zero in Yellow or Blue. The map is updated each Wednesday.

The weekly score is determined by each county’s Weekly Cases Per 100,000 residents and its 7-Day All Test Positivity Rate.

Since the start of the pandemic, the state has reported 1,378,562 total positive cases and 19,194 total deaths. There are also 714 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization numbers show 3,467 total COVID-19 patients: 3,154 confirmed and 313 under investigation. This is a record high in hospitalizations for Indiana, the previous highwater mark being 3,460 patients in late November 2020.

The department says 10.1% of ICU beds and 62.6% of ventilators are available across the state.

To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, visit Ourshot.In.Gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

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