Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations hit highest mark since February

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 1,380 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth day in a row with more than 1,200 reported cases.

Cases have topped 1,000 in eight of the past 11 daily reports.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana was 1,101 on Friday, up from 1,065 on Thursday and from 852 two weeks ago.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 785 on Thursday to 870 on Friday, their highest mark since Feb. 24. The all-time high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state reported seven new deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 12,733.

The health department reported the testing of 6,194 new individuals.

The state said more than 1.37 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Saturday at 5 a.m. More than 1.95 million had received the first dose of a two-dose 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: 1,380

Total cumulative cases: 697,533

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 7

Total deaths: 12,733

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,194

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,299,121

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.4%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.1%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.8%**

** 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 – April 9)

First dose administered: 1,954,969 (daily increase of 38,286)

Fully vaccinated: 1,379,399 (daily increase of 27,063)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 95,132 (increase of 229)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,706

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 4.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 33,981

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,631

Johnson County cumulative cases: 17,325

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,223

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,473

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,842

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,335

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,740

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 31.8%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 7.3%

Available ventilators: 79.8%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 31,085,251

U.S. deaths: 561,074

Global cases: 134,719,328

Global deaths: 2,915,972

*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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