Indiana COVID-19 cases continue to rise

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Indiana continues to see a surge in new COVID-19 cases, according to the latest numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health.

The department on Thursday reported 1,899 new cases of COVID, the largest number of new cases in the daily report since Feb. 6, when 2,855 were reported.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana increased to 1,746, the highest average since April 16.

The state reported six new deaths from COVID-19, lifting the cumulative death total to 13,615. The seven-day moving average of new deaths remained at five.

The department said statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 933 on Tuesday to 977 on Wednesday, up from 390 a month ago. The all-time high was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The department reported the testing of 6,114 new individuals.

The state said more than 2.96 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 2.96 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: 1,899

Total cumulative cases: 779,317

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 6

Total cumulative deaths: 13,615

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,114

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,692,418

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.2%**

** 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. 5)

First dose administered: 2,966,828 (daily increase of 7,217)

Fully vaccinated: 2,967,326 (daily increase of 4,266)

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 107,114 (increase of 257)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,819

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 14.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 8.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 37,777

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,356

Johnson County cumulative cases: 19,136

Madison County cumulative cases: 13,809

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,346

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,914

Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,029

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,197

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 12.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 35,349,801

U.S. deaths: 614,864

Global cases: 200,535,215

Global deaths: 4,261,803

*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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