Indiana reports 16 additional COVID-19 deaths, 30K more Hoosiers fully vaccinated


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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 27,036 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated as of Saturday.

To date, 1,984,879 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 1,379,399 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 Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

ISDH also reported 1,380 more positive coronavirus cases and announced 7 additional confirmed COVID-19 deaths Saturday.

The latest ISDH dashboard data indicates the state’s 7-day all-test positivity rate of 4.8%, with a cumulative rate of 9.1% positive.

Since the start of the pandemic, ISDH has reported 697,533 total positive cases and 12,733 total deaths in Indiana. There are also 405 probable COVID-19 deaths.

As of April 5, the ISDH County Metric map shows 45 in Blue, 45 in Yellow, 2 in Orange and 0 in Red. The map is updated each Wednesday.

Last week’s map (left) and this week’s map (right)

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

The latest hospitalization numbers show 870 total COVID-19 patients: 567 confirmed and 303 under investigation.

ISDH says 31.8% of ICU beds and 79.8% of ventilators are available across the state.

Hoosiers aged 16 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule, visit Ourshot.In.Gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

To find testing sites around the state, visit Coronavirus.In.Gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

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