The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 5,222 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number of cases in the daily report since Jan. 9, when 6,045 new cases were reported.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 jumped from 2,294 on Tuesday to 2,366 on Wednesday, the highest number since Jan. 15, when 2,404 people were hospitalized with the virus. The number has risen from 902 a month ago. More than a quarter (28%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.
The department reported another 23 more deaths from the virus, raising the cumulative total to 14,101. The seven-day moving average of new deaths remained at 18 per day, the health department said.
More than 3.1 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m.
The state released the latest statistics for so-called breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday, reflecting data through Aug. 26. The numbers, which are updated weekly, showed that 18,042 Hoosiers who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have since tested positive for the virus, while 397 required hospitalization and 115 died. The average age of a breakthrough death was 80 years old.
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: 5,222
Total cumulative cases: 868,451
New deaths: 23
Total cumulative deaths: 14,101
New tested individuals: 14,857
Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,946,603
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.8%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.3%**
** 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–Sept. 2)
First dose administered: 3,134,617 (daily increase of 5,620)
Fully vaccinated: 3,113,100 (daily increase of 5,395)
Marion County cumulative cases: 118,793 (increase of 596)
Marion County new deaths: 6
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,891
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.4%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.5%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 41,117
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 20,438
Johnson County cumulative cases: 21,854
Madison County cumulative cases: 15,893
Boone County cumulative cases: 7,866
Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,936
Morgan County cumulative cases: 8,062
Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,908
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 28%
Available ICU beds: 19.7%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 39,417,142
U.S. deaths: 642,255
Global cases: 218,666,689
Global deaths: 4,546,775
*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.