COVID-19 case numbers surged in Indiana for the fourth day in a row on Friday, resulting in the highest number of statewide hospitalizations in nearly six months, according the Indiana State Department of Health.
The department reported 2,058 new cases of COVID, up from 1,899 on Thursday. It’s the largest number of new cases in the daily report since Feb. 6, when 2,855 were reported. Marion County reported 291 new cases, the highest daily number since January.
The state reported nine new deaths from COVID-19, lifting the cumulative death total to 13,624. The seven-day moving average of new deaths increased from five to six, the department said.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 977 on Wednesday to 1,017 on Thursday, the highest number since Feb. 15, when 1,018 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus. The all-time high was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.
The department reported the testing of 6,256 new individuals.
The state said more than 2.97 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday at 5 a.m. More than 2.97 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.
Indiana on Thursday issued the latest update on so-called breakthrough cases, in which fully vaccinated people get COVID-19. As of July 29, Indiana had recorded 5,323 breakthrough COVID cases, 185 breakthrough hospitalizations and 69 breakthrough deaths. The death number equates to 0.002% of those who are fully vaccinated. The state said the average age of a person experiencing a breakthrough death was 79.
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 COVID-19 cases: 2,058
Total cumulative cases: 781,326
New deaths: 9
Total cumulative deaths: 13,624
New tested individuals: 6,256
Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,697,909
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.3%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.5%**
** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.
Statewide totals (Dec. 14–Aug. 6)
First dose administered: 2,973,585 (daily increase of 6,790)
Fully vaccinated: 2,971,608 (daily increase of 4,297)
Marion County cumulative cases: 107,399 (increase of 291)
Marion County new deaths: 1
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,820
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 37,862
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,398
Johnson County cumulative cases: 19,182
Madison County cumulative cases: 13,851
Boone County cumulative cases: 7,358
Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,937
Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,050
Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,209
Indiana intensive care unit usage
Available ICU beds: 30.9%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 9.8%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 35,453,516
U.S. deaths: 615,393
Global cases: 201,172,398
Global deaths: 4,272,432
*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.