Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations still climbing

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continued to rise over the weekend, according to Monday’s report from the Indiana State Department of Health.

COVID hospitalizations in the state rose from 1,778 on Saturday to 1,857 on Sunday, hitting the largest number since Jan. 27, when 1,915 people were hospitalized with the virus. More than 22% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The department said 1,685 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Sunday. The cumulative total of cases increased by 8,400 over the weekend.

COVID information for Indiana schools was updated on Monday, with results through Friday. The state reported 3,504 new cases of COVID-19 in students, 172 new cases in teachers and 218 new cases in staff. Total case numbers during the pandemic rose to 40,715 for students, 6,598 for teachers and 7,881 for staff. The numbers were reported by 1,948 schools that have experienced at lease one case of COVID and 138 schools that have no reported cases. Another 282 schools have not provided information.

The health department reported zero new deaths from COVID in Indiana, however, the cumulative number of deaths rose by 31 over Friday’s number, to 13,828. The seven-day moving average of new deaths was eight per day, the health department said.

More than 3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. About 18,660 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: 1,685

Total cumulative cases: 825,549

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 0

Total cumulative deaths: 13,828

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,114

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,826,745

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.6%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.8%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.8%**

** 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–Aug. 23)

First dose administered: 3,072,107 (daily increase of 15,778)

Fully vaccinated: 3,053,439 (weekend increase of 15,440)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 113,328 (increase of 254)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,845

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15.9%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 10.2%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 39,631

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 19,479

Johnson County cumulative cases: 20,550

Madison County cumulative cases: 14,860

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,620

Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,465

Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,548

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,500

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 26.7%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 22.1%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 37,718,408

U.S. deaths: 628,564

Global cases: 212,056,902

Global deaths: 4,435,480

*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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