KEY POINTS

  • 89% of the breakthrough deaths involved fully vaccinated individuals aged 65 and older, with an average age of 78
  • The state recorded over 2,900 new infections over the past week
  • COVID-19 infections are also rising among students, teachers and school staffers

More than 40 fully vaccinated residents have died of COVID-19 in Indiana over the past week as breakthrough infections continue to rise, according to state data.

Indiana health officials recorded 42 cases of breakthrough COVID-19 deaths among the fully vaccinated between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4. The state has now reported 623 deaths among the fully vaccinated, which represents 0.018% of its inoculated population.

At least 89% of the breakthrough deaths involved fully vaccinated individuals aged 65 and older, with an average age of 78, according to the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard.

During the same period, the state also recorded 2,994 new confirmed COVID-19 cases among the fully vaccinated. The state has reported a total of 59,228 breakthrough infections since the beginning of the pandemic, representing 1.753% of its fully vaccinated population.

Breakthrough COVID-19 hospitalizations also increased over the past week. Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4, health officials recorded 84 new admissions. There are currently 1,268 inoculated residents admitted with the novel coronavirus statewide. The figures represent 0.038% of the state’s fully vaccinated population.

Statewide, health officials recorded 11,161 new COVID-19 cases among the unvaccinated and vaccinated over the past week, with 1,140 infections reported Saturday alone. The state has recorded a total of 1,035,141 coronavirus cases since March 6, 2020.

Between March 16, 2020, and Nov. 7, 2021, the state recorded a total of 16,355 deaths among the unvaccinated and vaccinated.

Since Oct. 29, 309 new COVID-19 cases were reported among students in the state, raising Indiana’s total number of student COVID-19 cases to 41,174 for the 2021-2022 school year, according to data from the Indiana Department of Health.

Between Sept. 22 and Nov. 5, the state also reported 108 new positive cases among teachers. The figures now put Indiana’s total number of teacher positive cases to 2,182 for the current school year.

As of Thursday last week, 3,372 staff members were diagnosed with COVID-19, with 177 of the cases reported between Sept. 9 and Nov. 5.

As of Nov. 4, Indiana reported a rolling seven-day positivity rate of 7.9%, with a positivity rate of 16% for unique individuals.

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