COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths surging in Indiana

Statewide COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are continuing to surge, according to figures released Tuesday by the Indiana State Department of Health.

The state reported 27 new deaths from COVID, the largest number of new deaths in the daily report since 28 were reported on March 12. The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from four to six, the health department said.

Hospitalizations rose from 1,161 on Sunday to 1,318 on Monday, the highest number since Feb. 5 and more than triple the number seen a month ago. The all-time high in Indiana was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department reported 2,234 new cases of COVID, the highest number of new cases since Feb. 6, when 2,855 were reported. Marion County reported 289 new cases.

The state said more than 2.98 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. More than 2.99 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination. About 6,600 Hoosiers received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine on Monday.

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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,234

Total cumulative cases: 788,468

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 27

Total cumulative deaths: 13,661

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,059

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,717,579

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.5%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.2%**

** 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–Aug. 10)

First dose administered: 2,996,625 (daily increase of 6,644)

Fully vaccinated: 2,986,545 (daily increase of 4,086)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 108,478 (increase of 289)

Marion County new deaths: 4

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,825

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 38,138

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,578

Johnson County cumulative cases: 19,374

Madison County cumulative cases: 14,056

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,395

Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,008

Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,113

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,258

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 31.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 13.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 35,952,606

U.S. deaths: 617,437

Global cases: 203,596,283

Global deaths: 4,307,668

*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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6 thoughts on “COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths surging in Indiana

    1. If everyone was vaccinated, 100% of the hospitalized would be vaccinated.

      It’s also pretty certain that the number of hospitalized would be far smaller.