Indiana COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations tick up

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,250 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily count since April 17. Cases have topped 1,000 in 13 of the past 16 daily reports.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana dipped from 1,247 on Tuesday to 1,226 on Wednesday, but was up from 985 on April 1.

The state reported four new deaths from COVID-19, increasing the cumulative total to 12,844.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 836 on Tuesday to 848 on Wednesday. The all-time high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department reported the testing of 6,118 new individuals.

The state said more than 1.65 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 2.2 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: 1,250

Total cumulative cases: 711,787

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 4

Total deaths: 12,844

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,118

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,347,994

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.4%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5%**

** 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 22)

First dose administered: 2,233,214 (daily increase of 21,101)

Fully vaccinated: 1,653,798 (daily increase of 31,359)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 97,018 (increase of 173)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,723

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 34,709

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,873

Johnson County cumulative cases: 17,600

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,379

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,584

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,031

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,425

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,819

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 8.6%

Available ventilators: 78.3%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 31,865,342

U.S. deaths: 569,438

Global cases: 144,016,671

Global deaths: 3,061,938

*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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2 thoughts on “Indiana COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations tick up

    1. You think the Indiana Republican Party is communist? I wouldn’t go quite that far, but they are a piece of work. I’m sorry that you’re in denial of reality though.

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