COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations in Indiana reach levels not seen since January

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COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are still rising rapidly in Indiana, according to Friday’s report from the Indiana State Department of Health.

The department reported 4,120 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number since Jan. 15, when 4,744 new cases were reported. Marion County reported 541 new COVID-19 cases.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID rose from 1,654 on Wednesday to 1,744 on Thursday, the largest number since Jan. 27, when 1,915 people were hospitalized with the virus. The number has risen 242% in the past month. Nearly 21% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The state reported 14 new deaths from COVID, raising the cumulative number to 13,797. The seven-day moving average of new deaths remained at 10 per day, the health department said.

More than 13,000 individuals were tested for COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest daily testing number since Jan. 12.

More than 3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday at 5 a.m. About 18,400 other Hoosiers had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine but not the second dose.

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: 4,120

Total cumulative cases: 817,149

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 14

Total cumulative deaths: 13,797

New tested individuals: 13,082

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,798,842

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.5%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.1%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.6%**

** 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. 18)

First dose administered: 3,056,466 (daily increase of 6,611)

Fully vaccinated: 3,038,067 (daily increase of 5,803)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 112,134 (increase of 541)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,840

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

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 10.2%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 39,274

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 19,295

Johnson County cumulative cases: 20,260

Madison County cumulative cases: 14,679

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,571

Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,352

Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,427

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,426

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 20.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 20.9%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 37,314,846

U.S. deaths: 625,357

Global cases: 210,243,119

Global deaths: 4,408,024

*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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2 thoughts on “COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations in Indiana reach levels not seen since January

  1. We have this high of cases and there’s lots of home tests that are being accounted for in these numbers. I wonder how high our numbers really are?