Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb

The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported escalating statewide hospitalizations from COVID-19.

The department reported 1,462 hospitalizations as of Sunday, the largest number since Feb. 3, when 1,541 people were hospitalized with the virus. The number has risen 233% in the past month.

More than 17% of the state’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The state reported 1,902 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number in a Monday report since Jan. 25, when 2,210 cases were reported. Marion County reported 325 new COVID-19 cases.

The state reported no new deaths from COVID on Sunday, but the cumulative total rose by 16 over the weekend, to 13,714. The seven-day moving average of new deaths was five, the health department said.

The state said more than 3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. About 15,500 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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 1,902

Total cumulative cases: 803,403

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 0

Total cumulative deaths: 13,714

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,289

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,759,493

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.4%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.4%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.2%**

** 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–Aug. 16)

First dose administered: 3,029,732 (weekend increase of 14,285)

Fully vaccinated: 3,014,224 (weekend increase of 12,890)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 110,514 (increase of 325)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,832

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.2%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 10.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 38,753

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,934

Johnson County cumulative cases: 19,846

Madison County cumulative cases: 14,384

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,503

Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,172

Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,298

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,340

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 29%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 17.1%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 36,697,292

U.S. deaths: 621,716

Global cases: 207,434,515

Global deaths: 4,366,332

*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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One thought on “Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb

  1. Thanks for continuing to provide this update. In addition, thanks in advance for providing the breakthrough numbers if and when they are posted. That was an interesting addition on Friday.