Indiana coronavirus update for Thursday, October 21st, 2021

COVID-19

Indiana continues to face the latest wave of COVID-19, with 2,161 new cases reported Thursday for the state, and 26 new deaths. To date, there have been a total of 1,005,797 cases for COVID-19, and a total of 15,909 deaths reported in the state, with 540 additional deaths ruled as probably associated with COVID-19. There have also been 120 confirmed cases of Multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children. As of right now, only 56.9% of Indiana’s population is fully vaccinated. 98.432% of Indiana’s Covid numbers are those who are unvaccinated. Of those who are vaccinated, only 1.568% have experienced a breakthrough case of Covid, only 0.033% have been hospitalized, and only 0.016% of those who are vaccinated have died from Covid, with an average age of 78 for breakthrough deaths.

Dubois County saw 14 new cases and no new deaths reported Thursday. The Indiana Department of Health reported a 7 Day positivity rate of 10.3% amongst all test, and 26% amongst Unique Individuals. To date there have been a total of 8,263 cases for the county, and 131 Dubois County residents have died from the virus. As of right now, only 61.4% of the county is fully vaccinated.

For the surrounding counties as of Thursday: Spencer has 8 new cases, with 53.7% of its population vaccinated. Daviess has 17 new cases, with 38.5% of its population vaccinated. Martin has 2 new cases, with 43% of its population vaccinated. Lawrence has 14 new cases, with 51.3% of its population vaccinated. Orange has 9 new cases and 1 new death, with 51.4% of its population vaccinated. Pike has 4 new cases, with 45% of its population vaccinated. Crawford has 2 new cases, with 48.6% of its population vaccinated. Perry has 5 new cases, with 60% of its population vaccinated. And Warrick has 18 new cases, with 66.7% of its population vaccinated.

14.6% of ICU Beds for Indiana District 10 are in use for Covid alone.

The current recommendation from the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, and Indiana Department of Health to help combat the COVID-19 virus is to get vaccinated. To get scheduled for your first shot, go to ourshot.in.gov. You can find a complete breakdown of COVID-19 statistics by going to coronavirus.in.gov.

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