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4 of 10 Hoosiers still not vaccinated for COVID-19

Bottles of the three current COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer, with hypodermics needles, photographed at the COVID-19 vaccination site at Kedren Community Health Center, in Los Angeles, on May 13, 2021. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images and CNN)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say four out of 10 Hoosier adults are still not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as Indiana’s sluggish vaccination rate coincides with recent increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

The Indiana Department of Health said Friday that 59.8% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

Indiana’s hospitalizations due to COVID-19 had been on a downward trajectory since mid-September, but those hospitalizations have been climbing again over the past week.

Indiana’s moving average of daily cases, meanwhile, has climbed from about 1,700 to more than 2,200 over the past week.