4,070 new cases of COVID-19, 17 additional deaths reported

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health reported 4,070 new positive coronavirus cases and 17 additional deaths in its latest update.

The dashboard of the agency sets the state’s 7-day positivity rate at 11% with a 21.5% positive rate for unique individuals. According to state data, the delta variant accounted for 95.6% of samples tested this month.

Dashboard data represents cases and deaths that occurred over a series of dates but were reported to the state in the past 24 hours, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

The agency said 2,725 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated. To date, 3,466,196 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 3,422,242 individuals have been fully vaccinated.

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

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11 after final approval from the CDC. Hoosiers 18 and older are eligible for a booster shot.

The County Metric map shows 73 in orange, 8 in yellow, 11 in red and zero in blue. The map is updated every Wednesday.

The weekly score is determined by the weekly number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants of each province and the 7-day test positivity rate.

Since the start of the pandemic, the state has reported 1,084,488 total positive cases and 16,805 total deaths. There are also 581 probable COVID-19 deaths.

The latest hospitalization figures show 1,842 total COVID-19 patients: 1,629 confirmed and 213 under investigation.

The department says 23.9% of ICU beds and 73.6% of ventilators are available statewide.

Hoosiers ages 5 and older are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. To make an appointment, go to Ourshot.In.Gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or need assistance.

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