ISDH: 616 new COVID-19 cases reported as delta becomes dominant variant


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported 616 more positive coronavirus cases in its latest update, with zero additional COVID-19 deaths.

The agency’s dashboard puts the state’s 7-day all-test positivity rate at 7.5% with a rate of 15.2% positive for unique individuals. The delta variant was responsible for 100% of samples tested, according to state data.

The agency said 9,919 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated. To date, 2,944,357 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 2,954,416 individuals are fully vaccinated.

ISDH said the fully vaccinated number includes individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The ISDH County Metric map shows 30 in Blue, 47 in Yellow, 15 in Orange and zero in Red. 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.

Map courtesy of ISDH
July 21 (left) and July 28 (right)

Since the start of the pandemic, ISDH has reported 774,097 total positive cases and 13,583 total deaths in Indiana. There are also 429 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization numbers show 902 total COVID-19 patients: 660 confirmed and 242 under investigation.

ISDH says 32.5% of ICU beds and 78.2% of ventilators are available across the state.

Hoosiers aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule an appointment, visit Ourshot.In.Gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

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