Coronavirus in Indiana: 240 New COVID Cases, 7 Additional Deaths, 26K Vaccinations

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Health officials in Indiana on Tuesday reported 240 new cases of coronavirus and seven additional deaths, as well as more than 26,000 new vaccinations in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest statistics from the Indiana State Department of Health, the new cases bring the state to 749,835 total cases since the pandemic began, with 13,332 fatalities tied to the virus. Another 420 deaths are currently classified as “probable” COVID-19 fatalities, according to the state.

Over the last 24 hours, 11,595 tests have been conducted, 2,543 of those on new residents, with the total number of tests conducted at more than 10.6 million.

The seven-day rolling average positivity rate on all tests was 2.7%. Among unique individuals tested, the positivity rate was 6.7%, according to officials.

Over the last 24 hours, 26,565 new vaccine doses were administered in the state, with 18,815 of those individuals now fully vaccinated against the virus, officials said. In all, more than 5.4 million doses of the COVID vaccines have now been administered in Indiana, with more than 2.6 million Hoosiers fully vaccinated against the virus.

A total of 536 Indiana residents were hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Monday night, officials said. Approximately 5% of the state’s ICU beds are occupied by COVID patients, while 1.8% of the state’s ventilators are being used by COVID patients.

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