Health department reports 2,507 more COVID-19 cases, 19 additional deaths

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported 2,507 more positive coronavirus cases in its latest update, with 19 additional COVID-19 deaths.

The agency’s dashboard puts the state’s 7-day all-test positivity rate at 9.3% with a rate of 17.6% positive for unique individuals. The delta variant was responsible for 82.6% of samples tested, according to state data.

The agency said 3,694 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated. To date, 3,001,297 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 2,990,219 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 one in Blue, 40 in Yellow, 43 in Orange and eight 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.

Since the start of the pandemic, ISDH has reported 790,926 total positive cases and 13,680 total deaths in Indiana. There are also 430 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization numbers show 1,296 total COVID-19 patients: 1,037 confirmed and 259 under investigation.

ISDH says 29.7% of ICU beds and 75.6% 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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