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

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 1,272 new COVID-19 cases, the most cases in the daily report since Feb. 20, when 1,449 were reported.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana jumped from 997 on Monday to 1,014 on Tuesday—up from 985 at the beginning of the month.

The state reported 19 new deaths from COVID-19, the largest daily number since April 14.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 955 on Monday to 913 on Tuesday. Hospitalizations are up 31% since April 1. The all-time high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department reported the testing of 3,432 new individuals.

The state said more than 1.79 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. More than 2.31 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: 1,272

Total cumulative cases: 717,564

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 19

Total deaths: 12,902

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,207

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,371,140

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.3%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.9%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.6%**

** 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 28)

First dose administered: 2,315,568 (daily increase of 12,775)

Fully vaccinated: 1,798,858 (daily increase of 33,641)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 97,851 (increase of 168)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,733

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 35,031

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,965

Johnson County cumulative cases: 17,701

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,434

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,613

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,109

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,476

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,844

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 29.8%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 8.5%

Available ventilators: 79.5%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 32,179,505

U.S. deaths: 573,452

Global cases: 148,859,866

Global deaths: 3,138,755

*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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