COVID-19 cases in Indiana rise to highest level since January

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 3,186 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number of new cases since Jan. 23, when 3,188 were reported.

Marion County reported 417 new COVID-19 cases, the most in the county since Jan. 22.

The seven-day moving average of daily COVID cases rose to 2,122, up from 304 a month ago.

The state also reported six new deaths from COVID, raising the cumulative total to 13,686. The seven-day moving average of new deaths remained at eight, the health department said.

Hospitalizations rose from 1,296 on Tuesday to 1,303 on Wednesday—down slightly from Monday’s total of 1,318, which was the highest mark since Feb. 5. The all-time high in Indiana was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 2.99 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 3 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination. About 8,400 Hoosiers received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine on Wednesday.

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: 3,186

Total cumulative cases: 794,077

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 6

Total cumulative deaths: 13,686

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 9,092

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,731,553

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.2%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.6%**

** 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. 12)

First dose administered: 3,009,691 (daily increase of 8,474)

Fully vaccinated: 2,996,750 (daily increase of 6,578)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 109,152 (increase of 417)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,830

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 10%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 38,332

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,710

Johnson County cumulative cases: 19,543

Madison County cumulative cases: 14,162

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,445

Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,057

Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,184

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,291

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 23.9%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 15.1%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 36,210,096

U.S. deaths: 618,572

Global cases: 204,986,180

Global deaths: 4,329,089

*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 in Indiana rise to highest level since January

  1. BS – the PCR test has been debunked by the CDC and the FDA so how on Gods earth do these liars come up with this false information? Disgusting!!!!!

  2. Looks like the vaccines are worthless. The CDC and Fauci have cried wolf for too long. Zero faith in agnostic data from anyone in Washington. Until someone can produce good data not tainted by bureaucrats, I’m not thinking about this virus again.

    1. Nearly all deaths and hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. That’s a pretty clear indication the vaccinations are keeping people from getting as sick.