Health officials in Indiana on Wednesday reported 655 new cases of coronavirus and six 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 741,697 since the pandemic began, with 13,155 fatalities tied to the virus. Another 416 deaths are currently classified as “probable” COVID-19 fatalities, according to the state.
Over the last 24 hours, 19,331 tests have been conducted, 3,983 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, 26,128 new vaccine doses were administered in the state, with 15,663 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 810 Indiana residents were hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday night, officials said. Approximately 7.7% of the state’s ICU beds are occupied by COVID patients, while 3.1% of the state’s ventilators are being used by those patients.