Indiana COVID-19 deaths climb past 12,000 mark

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 716 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest number since Sept. 22.

The state also reported 44 new deaths due to the coronavirus, bringing the official total number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana to 12,025. Reported deaths due to COVID-19 have exceeded single digits in 134 of the past 135 days.

The department said 3,475 new individuals were tested Monday.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell slightly, from 878 on Sunday to 873 on Monday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 459,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. More than 905,000 had received the first dose of a 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: 716

Total cumulative cases: 657,037

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 44

Total deaths: 12,025

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 3,475

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,088,729

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.9%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.1%**

** 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 – Feb. 23)

First dose administered: 905,236 (daily increase of 12,007)

Fully vaccinated: 459,603 (daily increase of 19,582)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 90,132 (increase of 94)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,624

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 3.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 31,839

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,723

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,242

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,672

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,033

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,362

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,040

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,584

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 38.7%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 7.4%

Available ventilators: 80%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 28,194,840

U.S. deaths: 500,617

Global cases: 111,878,487

Global deaths: 2,478,131

*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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