Indiana COVID-19 cases remain below 1,000 for 12th straight day

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 966 new cases of COVID-19. Daily cases have been below 1,000 for 12 straight days and for 20 of the past 21 days.

The state also reported 13 new deaths due to the coronavirus. The department said 6,309 new individuals were tested.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 ticked up from 609 on Tuesday to 612 on Wednesday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 890,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 1.35 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: 966

Total cumulative cases: 675,388

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 13

Total deaths: 12,495

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,309

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,199,074

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.5%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.4%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.2%**

** 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 – March 18)

First dose administered: 1,356,761 (daily increase of 31,634)

Fully vaccinated: 890,159 (daily increase of 20,092)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 92,225 (increase of 112)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,683

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 5.9%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 2.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 32,870

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,127

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,698

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,925

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,269

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,558

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,204

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,680

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 32.9 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 3.7%

Available ventilators: 81.1%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 1.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 29,611,598

U.S. deaths: 538,182

Global cases: 121,400,246

Global deaths: 2,683,381

*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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