Indiana COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to rise

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 731 new COVID-19 cases—the largest number of new cases in the department’s daily report in two months. The last time the count was so high was May 21, when 801 new cases were reported.

The 7-day moving average of daily cases has risen from 216 to 543 since the beginning of the month.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 510 on Monday to 557 on Tuesday. That’s the highest level since June 8, when 584 people were hospitalized. The pandemic high mark for hospitalizations was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department reported seven more deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 13,536. The state said it has averaged one new death per day from COVID over the past seven days.

The state said more than 2.9 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after a daily increase of 5,833. More than 2.87 million have 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. The department no longer issues reports on Saturday and Sunday.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 731

Total cumulative cases: 762,837

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 7

Total cumulative deaths: 13,536

New tested individuals: 2,744

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,639,990

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.5%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.2%**

** 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–July 21)

First dose administered: 2,878,562 (daily increase of 4,790)

Fully vaccinated: 2,908,343 (daily increase of 5,833)

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 104,719 (increase of 91)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,803

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.2%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 37,056

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,972

Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,710

Madison County cumulative cases: 13,414

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,127

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,691

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,869

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,080

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 31%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 5.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 34,182,554

U.S. deaths: 609,576

Global cases: 191,626,825

Global deaths: 4,122,004

*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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