Indiana health officials on Tuesday reported 525 new cases of coronavirus and 12 additional deaths, in addition to more than 26,000 new vaccinations in the past 24 hours.
According to the latest statistics from the Indiana State Department of Health, new cases on Tuesday bring the state to 741,053 since the pandemic began, with 13,149 deaths linked to the virus. Currently, another 417 deaths are classified as “probable” deaths by COVID-19, according to the state.
During the last 24 hours, 14,646 tests have been performed, 2,610 of those of new residents, with a total number of tests performed in more than 10.3 million.
The seven-day average positivity rate on all tests remained at 4.8%. Among the only individuals tested, the positivity rate currently stands at 10.3%, slightly higher than the day before, according to officials.
Over the past 24 hours, 26,700 new doses of vaccine were administered in the state, with 16,486 of those individuals now fully vaccinated against the virus, officials said. In total, more than five million doses of COVID vaccines have been administered in Indiana, and more than 2.4 million Hoosiers are fully vaccinated against the virus.
A total of 797 Indiana residents were hospitalized because of COVID-19 as of Monday night, officials said. Approximately 7.5% of state ICU beds are occupied by patients with COVID, while 3.2% of state ventilators use them.