Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations climb back past 2,000

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 climbed back above the 2,000 mark over the weekend for the first time since late September, according to statistics released Monday by the Indiana State Department of Health

Hospitalizations climbed to 2,016 on Saturday before dipping to 2,012 on Sunday, a 56% increase since the beginning of November. COVID patients occupy 22.5% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.

The all-time high for COVID hospitalizations in Indiana during the pandemic was 3,460 on Nov. 30,2020. The most recent peak was 2,687 on Sept. 13.

The state on Monday reported 2,960 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,097,128, an increase of 12,640 cases over the holiday weekend.

Two more deaths from COVID-19 were reported by the state on Monday, raising the total to 16,853. That’s an increase of 48 deaths since Wednesday.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,960

Total cumulative cases: 1,097,128

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 2

Total cumulative deaths: 16,853

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,622

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,519,475

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 24.2%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 22.5%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.9%**

** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 143,788 (increase of 316)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,222

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.4%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9.4%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 50,147

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 25,845

Johnson County cumulative cases: 27,179

Madison County cumulative cases: 20,656

Boone County cumulative cases: 9,675

Hancock County cumulative cases: 12,841

Morgan County cumulative cases: 10,252

Shelby County cumulative cases: 8,054

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 22.5%

Available ICU beds: 24.4%

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