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Coronavirus in Indiana: 387 New COVID Cases, 23 Additional Deaths, 22K Vaccinations

More than 5.2 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

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Health officials in Indiana on Saturday reported 387 new cases of coronavirus and 23 additional deaths, as well as more than 22,000 new vaccinations in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest statistics from the Indiana State Department of Health, Friday's new cases bring the state to 746,554 since the pandemic began, with 13,267 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, 18,932 tests have been conducted, 3,791 of those on new residents, with the total number of tests conducted at more than 10.5 million.

The seven-day rolling average positivity rate on all tests dropped to 4.1%. Among unique individuals tested, the positivity rate also dropped to 8.7%, according to officials.

Over the last 24 hours, 22,808 new vaccine doses were administered in the state, with 15,322 of those individuals now fully vaccinated against the virus, officials said. In all, more than 5.2 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 625 Indiana residents were hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Friday night, officials said. Approximately 6% of the state’s ICU beds are occupied by COVID patients, while 2.5% of the state’s ventilators are being used by those patients.

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