Indiana sees a drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths

COVID-19

The Indiana Department of Health announced on Monday that 2,210 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories.

That brings the number of Indiana residents now known to have had COVID-19 to 613,228. To date, nearly 3 million unique individuals have been tested in the state and over 6 million tests have been conducted.

“A total of 9,352 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 12 from the previous day,” IDH says in a news release. “Another 376 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.”

The number of new daily cases and deaths is down from its peak shortly after Thanksgiving when 8,432 new cases were reported on December 2, 2020. The number of daily deaths in Indiana peaked at 97 on December 11.

The seven-day positivity rate is 11.11% in St. Joseph County, 11.39% in Elkhart County, and 11.2% in Marshall County. In the South Bend region, the positivity rate is highest in LaPorte County (15.81%) and Starke County (15.1%).

Testing and Vaccine

To find testing sites around the state, visit coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

Hoosiers age 70 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule, visit ourshot.in.gov or call 211.

As of today, 440,822 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 100,019 are fully vaccinated.

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