COVID-19 cases dip in daily state tally, breaking 46-day streak above 4,000

The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported 3,978 new COVID-19 cases, breaking a 46-day streak in which new cases topped 4,000.

The state reported 31 more deaths due to COVID-19, the 21st straight time that deaths have exceeded 25 in the daily report. The total number of deaths climbed to 7,101.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 inched up to 2,967 on Sunday from 2,932 on Saturday. The high mark was 3,460 set on Nov. 30.

COVID-19 patients occupy 30.8% of the state’s intensive care beds and non-COVID patients are taking up 44.2%, leaving 25% available.

The department said 11,075 new individuals had been tested. Testing in that category has exceeded 10,000 for 56 straight days.

The 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals held steady at 24.3%.

Following are the latest COVID-19 numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health. The department updates its data daily based on information received through 11:59 p.m. the previous day.

*New cases: 3,978

Total cumulative cases468,219

New deaths: 31

Total deaths: 7,101

New tested individuals: 11,075

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,533,672

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 18.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 24.3%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 12.2%**

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

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 64,549 (increase of 648)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,040

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 13.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 21,363

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 10,111

Johnson County cumulative cases: 10,694

Madison County cumulative cases: 8,054

Boone County cumulative cases: 3,963

Hancock County cumulative cases: 4,575

Morgan County cumulative cases: 3,861

Shelby County cumulative cases: 3,066

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 22%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 32.3%

Available ventilators: 63.3%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 13.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 17,862,876

U.S. deaths: 317,749

Global cases: 77,054,995

Global deaths: 1,697,062

*New cases, deaths and tests are previously unreported cases, deaths and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. The cases and testing categories typically contain numerous duplicates—as many as 20% or more—that are later eliminated from the cumulative totals.

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