Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 still climbing in Indiana

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continued to climb over the weekend, reaching their largest number since Feb. 11, according to figures released Monday by the Indiana State Department of Health.

Hospitalizations rose from 1,109 on Saturday to 1,161 on Sunday, nearly three times the number (418) seen a month ago. The all-time high in Indiana was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The department reported 1,208 new cases of COVID. That’s the highest number of new cases contained in a Monday report since Feb. 1, when 1,733 were reported. Cumulative COVID-19 cases rose from 781,326 in Friday’s report to 786,272 on Monday, a weekend increase of 4,946 cases. (The state health department no longer issues reports on Saturday and Sunday.)

The state reported no new deaths from COVID-19, but the cumulative death total rose by 10 over Friday’s report, to 13,634. The seven-day moving average of new deaths was four, the department said.

The state said more than 2.98 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. More than 2.99 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination. More than 16,500 Hoosiers received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine over the weekend.

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: 1,208

Total cumulative cases: 786,272

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 0

Total cumulative deaths: 13,634

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 3,997

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,712,109

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.3%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 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. 9)

First dose administered: 2,990,009 (weekend increase of 16,519)

Fully vaccinated: 2,982,477 (weekend increase of 10,927)

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 108,193 (increase of 197)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,821

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15.8%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9.3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 38,065

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,518

Johnson County cumulative cases: 19,328

Madison County cumulative cases: 14,005

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,388

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,984

Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,097

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,235

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 32.5%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 12.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 35,775,272

U.S. deaths: 616,864

Global cases: 202,970,177

Global deaths: 4,298,791

*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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4 thoughts on “Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 still climbing in Indiana

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