Indiana reports 129 more COVID-19 deaths, slight uptick in hospitalizations

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 5,536 new COVID-19 cases, down from 10,164 new cases the previous day.

The state reported 129 additional deaths from COVID after reporting 134 the previous day. Indiana’s seven-day average of deaths climbed to 37 per day.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose to 3,206 on Tuesday, up slightly from 3,204 on Monday. The pandemic high was 3,519 on Jan. 13. COVID patients occupy 32.1% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has 11.5% of its ICU beds available overall.

Every county in Indiana was colored red on the state’s advisory-level map Tuesday for the sixth report in a row. 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 87.8% of COVID test samples checked for their variant strain in January have been the Omicron variant while 12% were the Delta variant.

More than 3.63 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. More than 1.64 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.

The department said 60.1% of Indiana residents 12 and older and 62.1% of residents 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

New COVID-19 cases: 5,536

Total cumulative cases: 1,574,807

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 129

Total cumulative deaths: 20,296

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 4,178

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,992,797

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 30.5%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 45.7%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 30.5%**

** 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: 213,189 (increase of 549)

Marion County new deaths: 20

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,599

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 43.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 31.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 76,278

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 38,211

Johnson County cumulative cases: 39,967

Madison County cumulative cases: 30,615

Boone County cumulative cases: 14,014

Hancock County cumulative cases: 19,369

Morgan County cumulative cases: 15,263

Shelby County cumulative cases: 12,363

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Jan. 26, 2022)

First dose administered: 3,725,541 (daily increase of 2,120)

Fully vaccinated: 3,631,349 (daily increase of 2,520)

Booster doses: 1,647,897 (daily increase of 4,771)

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 32.1%

Available ICU beds: 11.5%

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2 thoughts on “Indiana reports 129 more COVID-19 deaths, slight uptick in hospitalizations

    1. The number that Indiana reports on its COVID dashboard is inaccurate because it counts deaths by the day they occurred, rather than the day they were reported. This measure typically misses half or more of the deaths that have actually occurred in the last seven days because they haven’t yet been reported to the State.