Coronavirus

Improved rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths across US; Indiana ranked 13th

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana is ranked 13th in coronavirus cases and deaths across the country.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there have been 996,341 cases and 16,245 deaths. The data is also being reported by Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). It’s provided a chart that shows a substantial decrease in the number of positive cases compared to the same time in September. The chart was last updated on Oct. 14.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Fox News Sunday that there are still many unvaccinated Americans and if vaccination numbers don’t go up, there could be a danger of a resurgence.

“We still have approximately 66 million people who are eligible to be vaccinated who are not vaccinated,” Fauci said. “The degree to which we continue to come down in that slope will depend on how well we do about getting more people vaccinated.”

Fauci also addressed the timeline for ages 5-11 to get their COVID-19 vaccinations and mentioned the Food and Drug Administration will be looking at the data from Pfizer. It will make a regulatory determination by the end of October.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention will also look at the data and then make its recommendation in November. 

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