A research team from the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI says it estimates the number of Hoosiers who have been infected with coronavirus at some point has reached 10.6% of the state’s population.
That’s up from 7.8% in October. The lead scientist in the study points out that’s a long way from the approximately 70% needed to achieve herd immunity.
He says without a vaccine, if infections continue to rise in Indiana, so will the death toll. The study also shows more than 40% of individuals infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic or show no signs of the disease.