COVID-19 hospitalizations reach highest mark in Indiana since Jan. 20

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continued to climb statewide over the weekend, according to Monday’s report from the Indiana State Department of Health.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 2,166 on Saturday to 2,221 on Sunday, the largest number since Jan. 20, when 2,303 people were hospitalized with the virus. More than a quarter (26.9%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The state reported 2,916 new COVID cases, raising the cumulative total to 855,031. The cumulative number increased by 11,331 cases over Friday’s report.

The state reported no new deaths from COVID-19, but the cumulative death toll rose by 44 over the weekend, to 13,980. The seven-day moving average of new deaths is 10 per day, the health department said.

More than 3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. About 21,025 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: 2,916

Total cumulative cases: 855,031

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 0

Total cumulative deaths: 13,980

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 7,942

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,911,860

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.9%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.3%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.9%**

** 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. 30)

First dose administered: 3,115,791 (weekend increase of 16,225)

Fully vaccinated: 3,094,764 (weekend increase of 16,715)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 117,283 (increase of 459)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,869

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.4%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 40,695

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 20,168

Johnson County cumulative cases: 21,468

Madison County cumulative cases: 15,565

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,782

Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,784

Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,918

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,771

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 26.9%

Available ICU beds: 24.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 38,818,764

U.S. deaths: 637,658

Global cases: 216,664,634

Global deaths: 4,505,400

*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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