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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 2,161
Total cumulative cases: 1,005,797
New deaths: 26
Total cumulative deaths: 15,909
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.
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)
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