COVID-19 Daily Digest2021-07-29T11:50:36-04:00
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The COVID-19 Daily Digest is made possible by WISE Indiana (Wellbeing Informed by Science and Evidence in Indiana) – a partnership between the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Monon Collaborative and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to engage Indiana’s nationally-recognized academic experts to evaluate and inform Indiana practices, programs and policies.

Confirmed Cases Deaths
769,875 13,570
Updated 7-28-2021 @ 11:59 pm
Confirmed Cases Deaths
35,490,568 628,121
Updated 7-29-2021 @ 11:47 am
Confirmed Cases Deaths
196,183,088 4,192,223
Updated 7-29-2021 @  11:21 am




Published on  :  | By Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi

Monthly Review: COVID-19 Data and Surveillance – July 26, 2021

Public Health Workforce

COVID-19 has shown the need for a large, well-trained public health workforce

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Published on  :  | By Maria Brann

Monthly Review: Communicating COVID-19 – July 19, 2021

On July 15, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued his first public health advisory warning

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Published on  :  | By Ross Silverman

Monthly Review: COVID-19 Legal and Ethics Issues – July 12, 2021

Responding to the Rise of the Delta Variant

Earlier this Spring, President Biden set a

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Published on  :  | By Maria Brann

Weekly Review: Communicating COVID-19 – June 28, 2021

The foci of communication about COVID-19 and its vaccine from different areas and groups has

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Visitation Guidelines and Response to COVID-19 Vaccination (IDOH)
Infection prevention precautions and restrictions put in place at long-term care facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect residents should be balanced against residents’ COVID-19 fully vaccinated status, the need for increased socialization and visitation and their physical and mental well-being. Immunocompromised healthcare personnel and residents should follow guidance for the unvaccinated.

MIS-C and MIS-A Reporting Instructions (IDOH)
The Indiana Department of Health has enabled the reporting of suspected Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults (MIS-A) cases through the NBS statewide surveillance system.

Indiana COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard (IDOH)
IDOH’s Vaccination Dashboard provides updates on Indiana’s progress to vaccinate Hoosiers against COVID-19. Data is updated at 12:00 PM EST.

Indiana FSSA COVID-19 Page


World Health Organization Weekly Epidemiological Update (WHO)
The global number of new cases reported last week (19-25 July 2021) was over 3.8 million, an 8% increase as compared to the previous week; an average of around 540,000 cases were reported each day over the past week as compared to 490,000 cases reported daily the week before. This trend is largely attributed to substantial increases in the Americas and Western Pacific Regions. The number of deaths reported this week increased sharply with over 69,000 deaths, a 21% increase when compared to the previous week; the greatest number of new deaths were reported from the Americas and South-East Asia Regions. The cumulative number of cases reported globally is now nearly 194 million and the number of cumulative deaths exceeds 4 million. If these trends continue, the cumulative number of cases reported globally could exceed 200 million in the next two weeks.

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People (CDC)
This page contains updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States. Fully vaccinated people are less likely to become infected and, if infected, to develop symptoms of COVID-19. They are at substantially reduced risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 compared with unvaccinated people.

Blog | Vaccinate. Don’t castigate. Health neighborhoods have the power to instill vaccine confidence and slow the spread of COVID-19 (GTMRx)
Health neighborhoods have the power to instill vaccine confidence and slow the spread of COVID-19. Read the full blog by blog by Katherine H. Capps, Executive Director, GTMRx Institute.

COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations (CDC)
This week’s national ensemble predicts that the number of new daily confirmed COVID-19 hospital admissions will likely increase over the next 4 weeks, with 4,800 to 20,000 new confirmed COVID-19 hospital admissions likely reported on August 23, 2021.

COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths (CDC)
This week’s national ensemble predicts that the number of newly reported COVID-19 deaths will likely increase over the next 4 weeks, with 1,800 to 6,900 new deaths likely reported in the week ending August 21, 2021. The national ensemble predicts that a total of 619,000 to 633,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by this date.



These documents were prepared by teams of research librarians and faculty experts in response to specific questions posed by individuals involved in Indiana’s frontline COVID-19 response. They summarize information that frontline responders may find useful. Please note that information is current for the dates specified. New studies, priorities and literature are being published daily, and best practices are rapidly evolving. These documents do not represent clinical guidelines, standard operating procedures, or the opinions or positions of FSSA.

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