Indiana COVID-19 cases hit lowest mark since Sept. 21

The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported 555 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest number since Sept. 21, when 535 new cases were reported. New cases have been below 1,000 seven times over the past nine days.

The state also reported 20 new deaths due to the coronavirus. Reported deaths due to COVID-19 have exceeded single digits in 140 of the past 141 days.

The department said 3,445 new individuals were tested Sunday.

New reported COVID-19 cases and testing of new individuals were down significantly in February, but more deaths due to COVID-19—2,549—were reported than in any other month of the pandemic.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell from 778 on Saturday to 763 on Sunday, the lowest number since Sept. 21. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 569,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. More than 1 million had received the first dose of a 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: 555

Total cumulative cases: 662,213

Increase in cases reported Feb. 1-March 1: 33,822

Increase in cases reported Jan. 1-Feb. 1: 110,618

Increase in cases reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 173,400

Increase in cases reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 162,265

Increase in cases reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 60,932

Increase in cases reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 26,285

Increase in cases reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 27,769

Increase in cases reported July 1-Aug. 1: 21,170

Increase in cases reported June 1-July 1: 11,122

Increase in cases reported May 1-June. 1: 16,065

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 20

Total deaths: 12,162

Increase in deaths reported Feb. 1-March 1: 2,549

Increase in deaths reported Jan. 1-Feb. 1: 1,597

Increase in deaths reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 2,418

Increase in deaths reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 1,474

Increase in deaths reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 706

Increase in deaths reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 325

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 322

Increase in deaths reported July 1-Aug. 1: 315

Increase in deaths reported June 1-July 1: 480

Increase in deaths reported May 1-June. 1: 914

Increase in deaths reported April 1-May 1: 997

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 3,445

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,120,195

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.6%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.8%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Feb. 1-March 1: 156,614

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Jan. 1-Feb. 1: 313,617

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 432,706

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 507,314

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 322,213

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 303,966

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 325,159

Increase in unique tested individuals reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in unique tested individuals reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in unique tested individuals reported May 1-June 1: 166,257

Increase in unique tested individuals reported April 1-May 1: 85,264

** 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 – March 1)

First dose administered: 1,000,321 (daily increase of 7,639)

Fully vaccinated: 569,465 (daily increase of 3,746)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 90,706 (increase of 72)

Marion County new deaths: 6

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,645

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.4%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 3.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 32,099

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,825

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,349

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,746

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,090

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,409

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,092

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,606

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 40.3 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 5.7%

Available ventilators: 80%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 28,606,892

U.S. deaths: 513,094

Global cases: 114,229,598

Global deaths: 2,533,255

*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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11 thoughts on “Indiana COVID-19 cases hit lowest mark since Sept. 21

  1. Unreal — where is the guidance from the Marion Co. Health Dept. on high schools? They committed to providing it on Friday and we still haven’t heard a word. Are they waiting for some bad news to somehow justify harsher rules than the surrounding counties which have more cases???

    1. The Hero’s! Union that funds Pothole, Craine, and the sniffer in chief, has not approved going back to the classroom.

    2. There is bad news out there, unfortunately. The decline in cases is slowing just as the new variants appear to be spreading more. By the time high schools can actually arrange things to have kids go back, the case numbers and infection rate might be increasing to where they have to go back virtually again.

      It definitely stinks but maybe we should prioritize getting kids back in school over re-opening bars and restaurants and instead giving them financial aid so they don’t have to permanently close.

  2. Why didn’t the IBJ comment about the fact that we now have over 1 million Hoosiers who have had their first COVID-19 vaccine shot.

    No headline on that fact. Because it shows a light at the end of a long tunnel.

    1. David, the number of vaccines are featured in today’s story and in the statistics. The headline on yesterday’s daily update highlighted the latest vaccination numbers. Today is the first day of March, which means total numbers for February were available. We felt mentioning that more deaths were reported last month than any other month of the pandemic was noteworthy.

  3. I’m so sick of hearing the right-wing comments complaining about headlines. If you all want headlines you enjoy, start your own local newspaper or blog! You’re all acting like snowflakes.

  4. I am sick of all the democrats and newspapers posting only the negatives on the headlines. If you are sick of these posts be part of the solution not the problem

  5. The headline reads “Indiana Covid-19 cases hit lowest mark since Sept. 21”. How in any way could you interpret that as negative? If you just hate anything that isn’t right-wing, stick to your online Facebook bubble or alt-right media. Stop complaining on here about your thoughts on journalism. Journalism is what the IBJ does. It’s a factual news source that provides unbiased information, unless the article states it’s an opinion piece. Your own bias clouds your judgement to the point where you see bias in everything.

  6. Friendly reminder that Indiana’s death rate as of today for Covid is .0018 (In.gov/covid).Of those deaths, the rate of death for anyone under 55 years old is infinitesimal. With the vaccine available to all Hoosiers above 55 today, herd immunity should be almost guaranteed by the end of the month.

    1. Death is not the only outcome of getting COVID. What’s your percentage chance of being a long hauler and dealing with complications for a long period of time?

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