Another 44 COVID-19 deaths reported in Indiana

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 44 more deaths due to COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 15,586.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 16 to 17 per day, the health department said.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dipped from 1,746 on Sunday to 1,729 on Monday. More than 20% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients. Hospitalizations reached a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13.

The department reported 1,630 new cases of COVID-19, up from 1,114 the previous day. The cumulative total of cases rose to 988,765.

More than 3.3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 4,364. Department statistics show 60.3% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 1,630

Total cumulative cases: 988,765

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 44

Total cumulative deaths: 15,586

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,166

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,266,480

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.2%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.3%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.3%**

** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14–Oct. 12)

First dose administered: 3,287,791 (daily increase of 3,621)

Fully vaccinated: 3,317,833 (daily increase of 4,364)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 133,643 (increase of 188)

Marion County new deaths: 11

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,085

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.7%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 8.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 45,693

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,488

Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,657

Madison County cumulative cases: 18,348

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,750

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,533

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,299

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,041

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 20.4%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 54.2%

Available ICU beds: 25.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 44,468,276

U.S. deaths: 714,331

Global cases: 238,438,389

Global deaths: 4,860,843

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