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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 1,899
Total cumulative cases: 779,317
New deaths: 6
Total cumulative deaths: 13,615
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.
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)
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.