Indiana COVID-19 cases climb to nine-week high

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 878 new COVID-19 cases—the largest number of new cases in the department’s daily report in more than two months. The last time the count was so high was May 20, when 929 new cases were reported.

The 7-day moving average of daily cases has risen from 216 to 583 since the beginning of the month.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 ticked down from 557 on Tuesday to 551 on Wednesday. The pandemic high mark for hospitalizations was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department reported one more death from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 13,535. The state said it has averaged one new death per day from COVID over the past seven days.

The state did not have its vaccine dashboard updated on Thursday. The previous day’s numbers said more than 2.9 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 2.87 million have 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. The department no longer issues reports on Saturday and Sunday.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 878

Total cumulative cases: 763,688

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 1

Total cumulative deaths: 13,535

New tested individuals: 3,789

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,643,561

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.3%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.4%**

** 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–July 21)

First dose administered: 2,878,562 (daily increase of 4,790)

Fully vaccinated: 2,908,343 (daily increase of 5,833)

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 104,859 (increase of 146)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,803

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.4%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 37,098

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,734

Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,734

Madison County cumulative cases: 13,446

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,137

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,699

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,878

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,082

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30.9%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 34,235,226

U.S. deaths: 609,902

Global cases: 192,185,692

Global deaths: 4,130,687

*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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