Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have fallen 27% since reaching a pandemic high of 3,519 on Jan. 13, according to numbers posted by the Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday.
COVID hospitalizations slipped from 2,705 on Tuesday to 2,567 on Wednesday. The last time they were above 3,000 was Jan. 26, when they stood at 3,013.
The health department said COVID patients occupy 27.3% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has 12.1% of its ICU beds available overall.
The department reported 6,615 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, for a total of 1,642,625.
The state reported 57 additional deaths from COVID on Thursday, for a total of 20,856. According to the state, COVID death have averaged 37 per day for the last seven days.
Every county in Indiana was colored red on the state’s advisory-level map Thursday. Red is the highest level on the four-color map, which means every county is seeing at least 200 new cases week per 100,000 residents and a seven-day positivity rate for all tests of 15% or more.
The state said 100% of COVID test samples checked for their variant strain on Jan. 17 were the Omicron variant. That marked the first time since April 19 that no trace of the Delta variant was detected.
More than 3.65 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 1.67 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.
The department said 56.1% of Indiana residents 5 and older and 60.3% of residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated.
New COVID-19 cases: 6,615
Total cumulative cases: 1,6,42,625
New deaths: 57
Total cumulative deaths: 20,856
New tested individuals: 6,604
Total cumulative tested individuals: 5,039,558
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 31.4%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.7%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 41%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 26.2%**
** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.
Marion County cumulative cases: 219,573 (increase of 644)
Marion County new deaths: 6
Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,684
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 32.6%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 23.8%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 79,304
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 39,708
Johnson County cumulative cases: 41,294
Madison County cumulative cases: 31,717
Boone County cumulative cases: 14,613
Hancock County cumulative cases: 20,171
Morgan County cumulative cases: 15,976
Shelby County cumulative cases: 13,179
Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Feb. 3, 2022)
First dose administered: 3,738,352 (daily increase of 1,478)
Fully vaccinated: 3,650,268 (daily increase of 2,060)
Booster doses: 1,676,611 (daily increase of 3,691)
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 27.3%
Available ICU beds: 12.1%