Indiana COVID cases rise by 2,161, deaths by 26

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 26 deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 15,909.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 19 to 20 per day, the health department said.

The department reported 2,161 more cases of COVID-19, up from 2,023 the previous day. The cumulative total rose to 1,005,797.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 1,475 on Tuesday to 1,445 on Wednesday, their lowest number since Aug. 13. Hospitalizations reached a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13. COVID patients occupy almost 19% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.

More than 3.3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 2,920. More than 253,000 Hoosiers have already gotten vaccine boosters, after a daily increase of 6,249.

The health department said 59% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,161

Total cumulative cases: 1,005,797

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 26

Total cumulative deaths: 15,909

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 7,129

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,315,503

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.3%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.1%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.4%**

** 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–Oct. 21)

First dose administered: 3,311,672 (daily increase of 2,559)

Fully vaccinated: 3,346,653 (daily increase of 2,920)

Booster doses: 253,748 (daily increase of 6,249)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 135,357 (increase of 250)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,119

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 6.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 46,296

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,854

Johnson County cumulative cases: 25,056

Madison County cumulative cases: 18,724

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,913

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,709

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,457

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,176

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 18%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 56.6%

Available ICU beds: 25.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 45,228,844

U.S. deaths: 731,410

Global cases: 242,225,450

Global deaths: 4,925,547

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