COVID hospitalizations in Indiana continue to climb

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday said statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have risen to their highest level in nearly two months.

Hospitalizations rose from 641 on Saturday to 685 on Sunday. That’s the highest level since June 1, when 699 people were hospitalized in Indiana due to the virus. Hospitalizations are down from a recent high of 1,019 on May 4. The pandemic-high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department on Monday reported 497 new cases of COVID-19.

The health department reported no new deaths from COVID-19 over the weekend, with the cumulative death toll remaining at 13,527. The state said it has averaged zero new deaths per day from COVID over the past seven days.

The state said more than 2.92 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 2.90 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.

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. The department no longer issues reports on Saturday and Sunday.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 497

Total cumulative cases: 766,351

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 0

Total cumulative deaths: 13,537

New tested individuals: 2,440

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,654,650

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.4%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 6.1%**

** 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–July 26)

First dose administered: 2,903,839 (increase of 13,759 from Friday)

Fully vaccinated: 2,927,425 (increase of 8,985 from Friday)

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 105,267 (increase of 297)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,804

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.2%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 6.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 37,260

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,807

Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,755

Madison County cumulative cases: 13,518

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,173

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,734

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,904

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,098

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 34.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 6.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 34,492,934

U.S. deaths: 611,010

Global cases: 194,505,845

Global deaths: 4,163,867

*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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