Indiana health officials reported 565 new cases of coronavirus and just over 16,000 new doses of vaccine administered, but zero additional deaths have been reported in the state in the past 24 hours.
According to the latest statistics from the Indiana State Department of Health, Sunday’s new cases bring the state to 740,189 since the pandemic, with 13,136 deaths linked to the virus. Currently, another 417 deaths are classified as “probable” deaths by COVID-19, according to the state.
In the last 24 hours, 15,397 tests have been performed on 3,661 residents of the state, bringing the total number of tests to just over 10.3 million. The seven-day positivity rate in all tests continued at a steady pace, currently standing at 4.7%. Among the only individuals tested, the positivity rate currently stands at 10.2%, according to officials.
Over the past 24 hours, 16,101 doses of vaccine have been administered in the state, and 10,324 people are now fully vaccinated against the virus. In total, more than five million doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in Indiana, and more than 2.4 million Hoosiers are fully vaccinated against the virus.
Hospitalizations in the state have continued to decline slowly, with 770 people currently hospitalized due to the virus. Approximately 7.9% of the state’s ICU beds are occupied by patients with COVID, while 3.1% of the state’s ventilators use them.
Jasper County, located in northwest Indiana, is one of the few areas in the state where officials have expressed concerns about rising positivity rates. According to the latest data, the county’s positivity rate in all tests has risen to 9.14% in recent days, with 217 new cases reported per 100,000 residents.
In LaPorte County, the positivity rate stands at 9.08%, but it has begun to decline, according to officials. The county has reported 170 new cases per 100,000 residents in the last week.