Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations reach seven-week high

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported a 786 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth day in a row that cases have topped 700. Reported cases were down 10% from a nine-week high of 878 on Thursday.

The 7-day moving average of daily cases has risen from 216 to 580 since the beginning of the month.

Meanwhile, statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 jumped from 551 on Wednesday to 591 on Thursday. The last time more Hoosiers were hospitalized due to the virus was June 7, when the number reached 614. The pandemic high mark for hospitalizations was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department reported two more deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 13,537. The state said it has averaged one new death per day from COVID over the past seven days.

The state said more than 2.91 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after an increase of 4,766. More than 2.89 million have 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. The department no longer issues reports on Saturday and Sunday.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 786

Total cumulative cases: 764,448

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 1

Total cumulative deaths: 13,537

New tested individuals: 3,760

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,646,953

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

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

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.4%**

** 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–July 23)

First dose administered: 2,890,280 (daily increase of 5,610)

Fully vaccinated: 2,918,458 (daily increase of 4,766)

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 104,970 (increase of 116)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,803

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 37,131

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,012

Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,755

Madison County cumulative cases: 13,463

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,145

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,707

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,886

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,090

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 31.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 6.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 34,289,384

U.S. deaths: 610,218

Global cases: 192,763,112

Global deaths: 4,139,486

*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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5 thoughts on “Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations reach seven-week high

    1. Since the start of this year in #Indiana there have been:
      155,509 cases of #COVID19
      10,560k hospital admissions and
      2,607 deaths due to #COVID19.

      Of these, the overwhelming majority (97.94%, 98.6% and 98.2% respectively) have been among those NOT vaccinated.

    2. So the death rate is holding in the 1.5-2% range. I heard a news story from Florida yesterday indicating that around Jacksonville the median age for death from Covid had fallen from 59 to 49 in this fourth wave (which is bigger than anything they’ve seen to date). It’s not claiming mostly older and sick people anymore.