Coronavirus in Indiana: 525 New COVID Cases, 12 Additional Deaths, 26K Vaccinations

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Health officials in Indiana on Tuesday reported 525 new cases of coronavirus and 12 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, Tuesday's new cases bring the state to 741,053 since the pandemic began, with 13,149 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, 14,646 tests have been conducted, 2,610 of those on new residents, with the total number of tests conducted at more than 10.3 million.

The seven-day rolling average positivity rate on all tests remained at 4.8%. Among unique individuals tested, the positivity rate currently stands at 10.3%, up slightly from the previous day, according to officials.

Over the last 24 hours, 26,700 new vaccine doses were administered in the state, with 16,486 of those individuals now fully vaccinated against the virus, officials said. In all, more than five million doses of the COVID vaccines have now been administered in Indiana, with more than 2.4 million Hoosiers now fully vaccinated against the virus.

A total of 797 Indiana residents were hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Monday night, officials said. Approximately 7.5% of the state’s ICU beds are occupied by COVID patients, while 3.2% of the state’s ventilators are being used by those patients.

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