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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 878
Total cumulative cases: 763,688
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.
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)
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.