COVID-19 cases climb by 1,056, deaths by 8 in Indiana

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 1,056 new COVID-19 cases, the ninth time in the past 11 days that cases have exceeded 1,000.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana dropped from 1,059 on Thursday to 1,043 on Friday—down from 1,057 a month ago.

The state reported eight new deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 12,983.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 939 on Thursday to 917 on Friday—up from 795 a month ago. The all-time high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department reported the testing of 5,359 new individuals.

The state said more than 2.11 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Saturday at 5 a.m. More than 2.43 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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 1,056

Total cumulative cases: 728,811

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 8

Total deaths: 12,991

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,359

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,416,811

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.1%**

** 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–May 8)

First dose administered: 2,431,938 (daily increase of 13,383)

Fully vaccinated: 2,110,729 (daily increase of 32,875)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 99,691 (increase of 175)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,740

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.8%

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

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 35,536

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,199

Johnson County cumulative cases: 17,923

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,612

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,687

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,260

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,557

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,906

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 31.8%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 8.6%

Available ventilators: 79.5%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 32,685,864

U.S. deaths: 581,511

Global cases: 157,266,867

Global deaths: 3,278,651

*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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One thought on “COVID-19 cases climb by 1,056, deaths by 8 in Indiana

  1. FWIW, I looked through the numbers today (5/9), as well. The last few days have been looking much better as far as positivity rate. As predicted, the numbers are falling. This is following a similar pattern to last year, so far. Cross your fingers that this continues. And, get outside and build your Vitamin D and strengthen your immune system while we have plenty of sunlight.