Health officials in Indiana on Wednesday reported 282 new cases of coronavirus and 11 additional deaths, as well as more than 20,000 new vaccinations in the past 24 hours.
According to the latest statistics from the Indiana State Department of Health, Tuesday's new cases bring the state to 744,474 since the pandemic began, with 13,220 fatalities tied to the virus. Another 417 deaths are currently classified as “probable” COVID-19 fatalities, according to the state.
Over the last 24 hours, 10,746 tests have been conducted, 2,171 of those on new residents, with the total number of tests conducted at more than 10.4 million.
The seven-day rolling average positivity rate on all tests dropped to 4.5%. Among unique individuals tested, the positivity rate dropped to 9.2%, according to officials.
Over the last 24 hours, 20,277 new vaccine doses were administered in the state, with 14,635 of those individuals now fully vaccinated against the virus, officials said. In all, more than 5.1 million doses of the COVID vaccines have now been administered in Indiana, with more than 2.5 million Hoosiers now fully vaccinated against the virus.
A total of 699 Indiana residents were hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday night, officials said. Approximately 6.3% of the state’s ICU beds are occupied by COVID patients, while 2.8% of the state’s ventilators are being used by those patients.