Indiana reports 118 more COVID-19 deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 118 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the total death toll to 17,971. The seven-day average of deaths from the virus hit 36 per day.

The health department reported 3,805 new cases of COVID, up from 3,799 the previous day. The seven-day moving average of cases is at 4,283 per day.

The department said reported COVID hospitalizations rose from 2,971 on Sunday to 3,002 on Monday. The pandemic high was 3,460 on Nov. 20, 2020.

COVID patients now occupy 36.2% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. Taking into account the 48.3% ICU beds in use for other reasons, the percentage of available ICU beds statewide is 15.5.

Nearly 3.53 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. after a daily increase of 3,228. Nearly 1.23 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.

The department said 54.2% of Indiana residents 5 and older are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 3,805

Total cumulative cases: 1,196,148

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 118

Total cumulative deaths: 17,971

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,237

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,649,119

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 25.4%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.9%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 24.9%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 13.4%**

** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 154,168 (increase of 522)

Marion County new deaths: 10

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,324

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 12.3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 54,889

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 28,038

Johnson County cumulative cases: 29,463

Madison County cumulative cases: 22,800

Boone County cumulative cases: 10,480

Hancock County cumulative cases: 14,192

Morgan County cumulative cases: 11,167

Shelby County cumulative cases: 9,129

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Dec. 21, 2021)

First dose administered: 3,585,263 (daily increase of 5,272)

Fully vaccinated: 3,528,763 (daily increase of 3,228)

Booster doses: 1,227,285 (daily increase of 28,401)

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 36.2%

Available ICU beds: 15.4%

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3 thoughts on “Indiana reports 118 more COVID-19 deaths

  1. And now there’s a report of the first Omicron variant death in Texas. The man was in his 50s and had had Covid previously.
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    There goes the theory of “natural immunity”.
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    And now we’re down to just three states without known cases of Omicron: Montana, South Dakota, and Oklahoma.

  2. My prediction is that 95% of COVID-19 cases go uncounted, as most cases are minor and those people just stay home and recover. If you call your doctor they advise you to stay home. With 15 minute home tests sold at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Kroger, etc. positive tests are never reported. Since the beginning of COVID we have had 25 of 76 employees catch the virus. None were reported to the state.

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