Indiana reports 1,261 new COVID cases, six more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,261 new COVID-19 cases, the seventh time in nine days that cases have exceeded 1,000.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana ticked down from 1,124 on Tuesday to 1,106 on Wednesday—up from 985 on April 1.

The state reported six new deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 12,966.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 1,019 on Tuesday to 991 on Wednesday. The all-time high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department reported the testing of 6,262 new individuals.

The state said more than 2 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 2.4 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.

Following are the latest COVID-19 numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health. The department updates its data daily based on information received through 11:59 p.m. the previous day.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 1,261

Total cumulative cases: 726,600

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 6

Total deaths: 12,966

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,262

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,407,170

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.8%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5%**

** 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–May 6)

First dose administered: 2,406,936 (daily increase of 17,929)

Fully vaccinated: 2,046,082 (daily increase of 40,044)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 99,278 (increase of 199)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,737

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.7%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 35,440

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,154

Johnson County cumulative cases: 17,876

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,574

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,669

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,239

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,547

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,894

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 29.6%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 8.6%

Available ventilators: 79.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 32,559,283

U.S. deaths: 579,302

Global cases: 155,338,408

Global deaths: 3,245,153

*New cases, deaths and tests are previously unreported cases, deaths and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. The cases and testing categories typically contain numerous duplicates—as many as 20% or more—that are later eliminated from the cumulative totals.

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