Indiana COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations hit highs not seen since mid-February

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to escalate, hitting their highest mark since mid-February, the Indiana State Department of Health reported on Tuesday.

The state said hospitalizations jumped from to 902 on Sunday to 985 on Monday. That’s the highest mark since Feb. 15, when 1,018 people were hospitalized with the virus. The all-time high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The department reported 1,610 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest number reported since Feb. 11, when 1,762 Hoosiers tested positive for the coronavirus.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana increased from 1,114 on Sunday to 1,193 on Monday.

The state reported 13 new deaths from COVID-19, lifting the cumulative death total to 13,596. The seven-day moving average of new deaths is four.

The department reported the testing of 4,537 new individuals.

The state said more than 2.95 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. More than 2.94 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: 1,610

Total cumulative cases: 775,686

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 13

Total cumulative deaths: 13,596

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 4,537

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,683,001

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15.5%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 7.8%**

** 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–Aug. 3)

First dose administered: 2,952,481 (daily increase of 8,178)

Fully vaccinated: 2,958,498 (daily increase of 4,116)

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 106,687 (increase of 283)

Marion County new deaths: 4

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,814

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 8.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 37,653

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,271

Johnson County cumulative cases: 19,020

Madison County cumulative cases: 13,719

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,289

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,855

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,988

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,148

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 35.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 10.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 35,143,810

U.S. deaths: 613,834

Global cases: 199,162,828

Global deaths: 4,240,761

*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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6 thoughts on “Indiana COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations hit highs not seen since mid-February

  1. Just wondered if the IBJ reporter has inquired any further with the state regarding the vaccine numbers. According to this reporting, nearly 6 million Hoosiers are at least partially vaccinated. If the population stats I have seen are accurate, there are about 6.8 million Hoosiers, slightly over a million of whom are under 12. These aren’t exactly apples-to-apples datasets, of course, but roughly speaking, this would suggest that at least 100 percent of all eligible Hoosiers have gotten at least one shot–and we know that is not the case. This does not seem to add up. Is there any explanation available?

    1. Are you adding these two numbers to get “nearly 6 million are at least partially vaccinated”?
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      First dose administered: 2,952,481 Fully vaccinated: 2,958,498
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      Don’t.
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      Pedantically speaking, there are two factors at play here (both in terms of first dose and fully vaccinated): “First dose administered” can be the first dose of (Pfizer or Moderna) or a single dose of J&J. Fully vaccinated can mean they received both doses of (Pfizer or Moderna) or a single dose of J&J.

    2. Yes, I see what you are saying, Phillip. I suggest the IBJ change how this is worded. It’s really pointless to say 2.94 million people have received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine, when the vast majority of them have also received the second dose.

  2. What are the ages of those being hospitalized and of those 1,610 new cases and the 13 new deaths?
    Of these, how many were vaxxed and with which vax? Fully or partially?
    Give some context to these numbers.

    1. You’re not going to get context from them – they’re just copying & pasting (or having code automagically do it for them) data from a fixed address where the data is posted for every state on a daily basis.

  3. Steve K.: First dose administered is a category reported by the health department. The important number in the category is the daily increase. It shows how many people have finally decided to get vaccinated.