Indiana COVID-19 cases rise past 600, most in seven weeks

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 612 new cases of COVID-19—the largest number of cases in the daily report since May 27, when 674 were reported.

The health department reported six new deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 13,512. The state has averaged three deaths per day from COVID over the past seven days.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 450 on Monday to 415 on Tuesday. Hospitalizations are down from a recent high of 1,019 on May 4. The pandemic-high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 2.87 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after a daily increase of 4,700. More than 2.84 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. The department no longer issues reports on Saturday and Sunday.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 612

Total cumulative cases: 759,062

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 6

Total cumulative deaths: 13,512

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 2,984

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,620,520

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.7%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 21%**

** 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 14)

First dose administered: 2,849,158 (daily increase of 4,187)

Fully vaccinated: 2,879,176 (daily increase of 4,700)

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 104,187 (increase of 81)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,801

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 4%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 36,879

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,879

Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,609

Madison County cumulative cases: 13,347

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,081

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,655

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,836

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,061

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 24.1%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 3.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 33,921,230

U.S. deaths: 607,881

Global cases: 188,028,448

Global deaths: 4,052,742

*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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5 thoughts on “Indiana COVID-19 cases rise past 600, most in seven weeks

  1. Could you please add back in the “Total cumulative tested individuals” in future posts? (I find that tests per day is not a reliable figure.) Thanks in advance for your consideration of this request,