Death toll from COVID-19 in Indiana surpasses 15,000

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 89 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the pandemic total in the state to 15,069.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 17 to 25 per day, the health department said.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 2,181 on Sunday to 2,113, the department said. Almost 27% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The department reported 2,378 new cases of COVID-19, up from 1,724 the previous day.

More than 3.25 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m., after an increase of 5,969. Department statistics say 59.3% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,378

Total cumulative cases: 956,548

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 89

Total cumulative deaths: 15,069

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,585

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,176,673

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22.9%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.5%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.4%**

** 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–Sept. 28)

First dose administered: 3,243,907 (daily increase of 4,625)

Fully vaccinated: 3,254,662 (daily increase of 5,969)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 130,170 (increase of 291)

Marion County new deaths: 9

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,012

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 44,417

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 22,622

Johnson County cumulative cases: 23,935

Madison County cumulative cases: 17,667

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,513

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,045

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,018

Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,720

Indiana intensive care unit usage

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

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 50.9%

Available ICU beds: 22.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 43,221,483

U.S. deaths: 692,511

Global cases: 232,702,991

Global deaths: 4,763,415

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