Four out of 10 Hoosier adults remain unvaccinated against COVID-19

Four out of 10 adults in Indiana are still not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the latest statistics from the Indiana State Department of Health.

The department on Friday said 59.8% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

Fewer than 3.4 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday at 5 a.m. after a daily increase of just 1,918. Meanwhile, more than 543,000 Hoosiers have already gotten vaccine boosters.

The slow climb in the vaccination rate coincides with recent increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

The health department on Friday reported 71 more COVID-19 deaths in the state, raising the total to 16,518. The seven-day average of deaths rose to 18.

The department reported 2,807 more cases of COVID-19, increasing the pandemic total to 1,049,575. The moving average of daily cases has climbed from about 1,700 to more than 2,200 over the past week.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 1,298 on Wednesday to 1,327 on Thursday. COVID patients occupy 15.1% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. Hospitalizations had been on a downward trajectory since mid-September but have been climbing again over the past week.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,807

Total cumulative cases: 1,049,575

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 71

Total cumulative deaths: 16,518

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,916

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,425,639

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.6%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.3%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.2%**

** 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–Nov. 12)

First dose administered: 3,378,614 (daily increase of 2,577)

Fully vaccinated: 3,389,449 (daily increase of 1,918)

Booster doses: 543,750 (daily increase of 11,128)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 139,373 (increase of 237)

Marion County new deaths: 9

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,191

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 47,963

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 24,716

Johnson County cumulative cases: 26,000

Madison County cumulative cases: 19,647

Boone County cumulative cases: 9,298

Hancock County cumulative cases: 12,184

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,805

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,630

Indiana intensive care unit usage

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

Available ICU beds: 27.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 46,902,376

U.S. deaths: 760,305

Global cases: 252,296,294

Global deaths: 5,084,933

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4 thoughts on “Four out of 10 Hoosier adults remain unvaccinated against COVID-19

  1. Given the extremely backward status of the state, despite respected institutions of higher learning, that 6 out of ten are vaccinated is positive.

    Certainly certain counties have greater problems. And the lack of concern for becoming ill or spreading infection while sad and regrettable is not shocking.

    As people perish a common cavalier partisan attitude persists that Covid is simply a democratic plot to limit individual freedom.

    1. You know what absolutely limits individual freedom? Death. So weigh the temporary restriction of a few freedoms against the eternal loss of all freedoms very carefully.

    2. But what about the long-term data for death? Should we wait until we have long-term data on death?

      (End sarcasm)