Indiana COVID-19 daily cases climb to 1,406

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,406 new COVID-19 cases, the most cases in the daily report in almost 10 weeks.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana rose from 1,014 on Tuesday to 1,040 on Wednesday—up from 985 at the beginning of the month.

The state reported 11 new deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 12,913.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 913 on Tuesday to 890 on Wednesday. Hospitalizations are up 27.7% since April 1. The all-time high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department reported the testing of 6,007 new individuals.

The state said more than 1.84 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. More than 2.33 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: 1,406

Total cumulative cases: 718,948

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 11

Total deaths: 12,913

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,007

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,376,666

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.9%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.5%**

** 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 29)

First dose administered: 2,331,069 (daily increase of 15,611)

Fully vaccinated: 1,840,696 (daily increase of 41,920)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 98,059 (increase of 209)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,734

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.8%

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

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 35,095

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,995

Johnson County cumulative cases: 17,729

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,454

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,620

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,132

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,486

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,853

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 28.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 7.8%

Available ventilators: 79%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 32,235,827

U.S. deaths: 574,383

Global cases: 149,766,134

Global deaths: 3,153,812

*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 daily cases climb to 1,406

  1. Personally, I think the more relevant number is 25.05%–which is the positivity rate for today’s tests. As recently as two weeks ago, the positivity rate was well over 30% (in some cases, 38% and 39%). I believe our numbers will be dropping in the first part of May. They will likely reach a nadir by the first part of June. This happened last year with the coronavirus, unaided by vaccination efforts.

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