Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations fall for 9th straight day

The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 3,973 new cases of COVID-19, the 19th day in a row that new cases have exceeded 3,000 statewide.

The department also reported 41 more deaths due to COVID-19, the 97th day in a row that reported deaths have exceeded single digits.

The state said 14,105 new individuals have been tested, the ninth time in 11 days when testing in that category has exceeded 10,000.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 2,432 on Thursday to 2,404 on Friday, the ninth straight day of decreases. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The latest numbers show 55,962 Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and 282,943 have received their first dose of the vaccine.

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: 3,973

Total cumulative cases587,049

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 41

Total deaths: 8,913

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 14,105

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,819,864

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 20.8%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 24.5%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 13.9%**

** 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 – Jan 16)

First dose administered: 282,943 (increase of 23,587)

Fully vaccinated: 55,962 ( increase of 3,165)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 81,069 (increase of 532)

Marion County new deaths: 11

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,296

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 13.2%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 28,178

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 13,793

Johnson County cumulative cases: 14,398

Madison County cumulative cases: 10,509

Boone County cumulative cases: 5,314

Hancock County cumulative cases: 6,332

Morgan County cumulative cases: 5,123

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,011

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 27.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 23.9%

Available ventilators: 73.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 9.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 23,545,529

U.S. deaths: 392,537

Global cases: 94,078,427

Global deaths: 2,014,436

*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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7 thoughts on “Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations fall for 9th straight day

  1. Positivity rate for today’s numbers was 29.64%. That’s the lowest positivity rate since Nov. 18, per my records. Let’s hope that is good news.

    1. Interesting if the positivity rate or the medical capacity / hospitalization rates will primarily lead the wind down… as the high-risk populations get vaccinated, would expect the % resource utilization rate to go down faster than the overall vaccination rate impact.

    2. Why is wearing a simple cloth over your nose/mouth while in public so very difficult for you?

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