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State reports 3,750 new breakthrough COVID-19 cases

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(CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS)

Monroe County    

Monroe County confirmed 34 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and 21 Wednesday.

The state dashboard said Thursday that total deaths for the county have reached 200.

On Friday, the state dashboard said 200 COVID-19 deaths had occurred, but adjusted that number back to 199 earlier this week. Monroe County Health Commissioner, Penny Caudill, said this was either because someone died in Monroe County but was a resident somewhere else, or it was a duplicate report.

No new deaths were confirmed Thursday.

The county has been in the yellow advisory for more than a month. Its seven-day positivity rate is 3.6 percent Thursday, down from 3.8 Wednesday. The county has confirmed 15,395 cases since the pandemic began.     

In District 8, which includes Monroe, Brown, and Bartholomew counties, 66 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is the same as Wednesday. It’s the lowest hospitalizations have been since August 11, when they were at 60.

Monroe County’s weekly cases per 100,000 are down to 92 from 111 last week and from 114 two weeks ago.  

Indiana         

The state recorded 2,062 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and 2,066 Wednesday. The state has reported 1,016,722 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

The Indiana Department of Health confirmed 20 COVID-19 deaths Thursday, bringing the total to 16,117.

The state recorded 1,324 Hoosiers hospitalized with COVID-19 Wednesday and Thursday.

The state’s seven-day positivity Thursday is 7.5 percent, down from 7.6 Wednesday.

Breakthrough Cases 

Breakthrough cases are COVID-19 infections that happen in fully vaccinated people. The state updates this dashboard every Thursday. 

So far, of the 3,363,241 fully vaccinated people in Indiana, 56,234 breakthrough cases have been recorded, which is 3,750 more than last week. Two weeks ago, 48,676 breakthrough cases were confirmed.

The state has registered 1,184 breakthrough hospitalizations, up from 1,097 last week. Breakthrough deaths are now up to 581, an increase of 50.

Of the breakthrough deaths, 89 percent were 65 or older. 

In Monroe County, the percent of vaccinated individuals age 12 and up has risen to nearly 61 percent. The rate at which unvaccinated people are getting infected in the county is 7,641 per 100,000 unvaccinated residents, up from 7,477 last week.

 

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