Indiana COVID-19 cases hit highest daily mark since Feb. 20

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 1,260 new COVIV-19 cases, the highest count in the daily report since Feb. 20, when 1,449 cases were counted.

Cases have topped 1,000 in five of the past eight daily reports.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana was 1,020 on Tuesday, up from 802 two weeks ago.

The state reported 15 new deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the cumulative total to 12,694.

The health department reported the testing of 4,989 new individuals.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 jumped from 706 on Monday to 789 on Tuesday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 1.29 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. More than 1.89 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: 1,260

Total cumulative cases: 693,452

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 15

Total deaths: 12,694

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 4,989

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,285,393

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.2%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.5%**

** 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 – April 7)

First dose administered: 1,827,696 (daily increase of 32,820)

Fully vaccinated: 1,291,190 (daily increase of 25,108)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 94,490 (increase of 198)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,700

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.8%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 4.4%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 33,801

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,551

Johnson County cumulative cases: 17,229

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,165

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,430

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,784

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,322

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,725

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 35%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 6.6%

Available ventilators: 79.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 30,851,290

U.S. deaths: 556,578

Global cases: 132,605,091

Global deaths: 2,876,691

*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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