The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 12,126 new cases of COVID-19, an increase from 9,870 in Monday’s report.
The department also reported 77 more COVID-19 deaths, raising the pandemic total to 19,643.
COVID-19-related hospitalizations rose from 3,363 on Sunday to 3,460 on Monday. The pandemic high was 3,519 on Jan. 13.
COVID patients occupy 35.5% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has 10.9% of its ICU beds available overall.
More than 3.6 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. More than 1.5 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.
The department said 59.9% of Indiana residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated.
*New COVID-19 cases: 12,126
Total cumulative cases: 1,474,289
New deaths: 77
Total cumulative deaths: 19,643
New tested individuals: 9,470
Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,913,839
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 29.2%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.1%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 42.8%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 29.1%**
** 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: 202,112 (increase of 1,562)
Marion County new deaths: 10
Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,504
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 46.3%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 35.7%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 71,271
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 35,518
Johnson County cumulative cases: 37,591
Madison County cumulative cases: 28,261
Boone County cumulative cases: 13,268
Hancock County cumulative cases: 18,494
Morgan County cumulative cases: 14,070
Shelby County cumulative cases: 11,276
Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Jan. 18, 2022)
First dose administered: 3,705,468 (daily increase of 2.918)
Fully vaccinated: 3,611,825 (daily increase of 1,940)
Booster doses: 1,599,314 (daily increase of 5,864)
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 35.5%
Available ICU beds: 10.9%
3 thoughts on “Indiana reports 12,126 new COVID-19 cases, 77 more deaths”
From my perspective as a medical researcher and healthcare provider, I view the squabbling of the Governor and the Legislature on emergency declaration powers (HB1100), our attorney general lack of understanding of the Covid numbers, and now the House passing HB1001 as “the blind leading the blind leading the blind.” It is clear that none of these dysfunctional governmental factions understand the nature of a pandemic with all of its complexities and the evolving nature of this health catastrophe. It is also clear to me that our Indiana State Health Commissioner either does not have the expertise or political skills to properly guide us through this health catastrophe that is raging in our State. Healthcare organizations and healthcare providers have been sounding the alarm on this blazing wildfire for a long time. However, our State government has turned a deaf ear. The “blind leading the blind leading the blind” are leading us down the wrong path. Basic public health measures such as vaccinations, mask wearing, etc., etc., have been neglected for various reasons which have nothing to do with public health support. Citizens of our State should expect more public health neglect and tragedy in the coming weeks and months to come.
Phillip D. Toth, MD, FACP
Let’s Go Brandon!
With covid? Or because of covid?