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IDOH Reports Indiana’s Lowest Seven-Day Positivity Rate Ever

A CDC rendering of a microscopic image of the new coronavirus.

(CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS)

The Indiana Department of Health reported Monday the state’s lowest seven-day positivity rate recorded since testing became widely available. 

Indiana’s positivity rate has dipped to 4.1%. For five days in June and six days in September, the state’s seven-day positivity rate dropped to 4.3%, but health department hasn’t recorded a rate this low since the early days of the pandemic when Indiana administered an average of fewer than 10 tests a day.  

Caseloads and virus-related tests have decreased as well. The IDOH reported 824 new cases and 35 new deaths statewide, increasing Indiana’s totals to 656,358 cases and 11,982 deaths. The state averages fewer than 1,000 new cases and about 20 deaths every day. These numbers mirror data reported in late September and early October, before all COVID-19 numbers surged. 

Indiana has administered nearly 7.8 million tests on more than 3 million Hoosiers. 

The IDOH’s hospital census shows 878 Hoosiers hospitalized due to the virus. COVID-19 patients occupy 7.5% of the state’s ICU beds while 38.5% remain available. Less than 3% of Indiana’s ventilators are in use by patients with the virus. 

More than 893,000 individuals in Indiana have received their first dose of the vaccine, while 440,028 Hoosiers — about 6.5% of the state’s population — have been fully vaccinated. 

READ MORE: Monroe County COVID-19 Positivity Rates Are Down Significantly, But So Is Testing  

Monroe County also reported its lowest positivity rate. After administering more than 330,000 tests on more than 80,000 residents, the county has a seven-day positivity rate of 0.7%. Once in June and again in August, the seven-day rate fell to 0.9% but not lower until now. 

The IDOH reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death in Monroe, increasing the county totals to 10,240 cases and 158 deaths. 

Thirty-four residents in the area are hospitalized with COVID-19, and patients with the virus occupy less than 2% of ICU beds. Nearly 60% of ICU beds in the area remain available. 

IDOH data shows 17,125 county residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 10,048, 6.76% of the county, have received both doses. 

For the latest news and resources about COVID-19, bookmark our Coronavirus In Indiana page here. 

 

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