Indiana counts 897 new COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 897 new cases of COVID-19, the fifth time cases have been below 1,000 over the past seven days.

The state also reported 27 new deaths due to the coronavirus. Reported deaths due to COVID-19 have exceeded single digits in 138 of the past 139 days.

The department said 5,996 new individuals were tested Thursday. The state said it added 96 historic tested individuals and 18 historical cases to the cumulative count.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 781 on Thursday to 800 on Friday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 552,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Saturday at 5 a.m. More than 981,000 had received the first dose of a 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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 897

Total cumulative cases: 660,942

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 27

Total deaths: 12,125

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,996

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,112,174

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.8%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.9%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.9%**

** 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 – Feb. 27)

First dose administered: 981,769 (daily increase of 18,601)

Fully vaccinated: 552,241 (daily increase of 20,287)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 90,560 (increase of 148)

Marion County new deaths: 5

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,638

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 3.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 32,026

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,801

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,319

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,730

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,072

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,394

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,075

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,601

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 34.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 6.3%

Available ventilators: 80%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 28,540,400

U.S. deaths: 511,787

Global cases: 113,651,359

Global deaths: 2,522,105

*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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