The state’s death toll from COVID-19 has climbed past 14,000 after the addition of 69 newly reported deaths by the Indiana State Department of Health.
Tuesday’s health department report contained the highest number of new deaths from COVID since Feb. 12, when 86 were reported. The deaths took place from Aug. 16 to Monday, but were all reported to the department on Monday. The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 10 per day to 17 per day, the health department said.
Meanwhile, hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continued to climb statewide, rising from 2,221 on Sunday to 2,300 on Monday, the largest number since Jan. 20, when 2,303 people were hospitalized with the virus. More than a quarter (28.2%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.
The state reported 3,720 new COVID cases, raising the cumulative total to 858,566.
More than 3.1 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. About 21,600 other Hoosiers had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine but not the second dose.
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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 3,720
Total cumulative cases: 858,566
New deaths: 69
Total cumulative deaths: 14,049
New tested individuals: 9,472
Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,920,087
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.9%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.6%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.1%**
** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.
Statewide totals (Dec. 14–Aug. 31)
First dose administered: 3,122,646 (daily increase of 6,909)
Fully vaccinated: 3,101,013 (daily increase of 6,290)
Marion County cumulative cases: 117,681 (increase of 445)
Marion County new deaths: 14
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,883
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.4%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 40,780
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 20,242
Johnson County cumulative cases: 21,559
Madison County cumulative cases: 15,685
Boone County cumulative cases: 7,800
Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,819
Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,961
Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,813
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 28.2%
Available ICU beds: 22.3%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 39,076,637
U.S. deaths: 639,050
Global cases: 217,359,371
Global deaths: 4,514,209
*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.