Indiana reports 131 more COVID deaths, but hospitalizations remain below 3,000

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have remained under 3,000 since sinking below that mark on Jan. 27, according to numbers posted by the Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday.

COVID hospitalizations inched up to 2,792 on Monday from 2,694 on Sunday. The last time they were above 3,000 was Jan. 26, when they stood at 3,013. Hospitalizations have fallen 20.6% since reaching a pandemic high of 3,519 on Jan. 13.

The health department said COVID patients occupy 27.7% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has 14.4% of its ICU beds available overall.

The department reported 5,655 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, for a total of 1,629,098.

The state reported 131 additional deaths from COVID on Tuesday, for a total of 20,687. According to the state, COVID death have averaged 36 per days for the last seven days.

Every county in Indiana was colored red on the state’s advisory-level map Tuesday. 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 98% of COVID test samples checked for their variant strain in January have been the Omicron variant while 2% were the Delta variant.

More than 3.64 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. More than 1.67 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.

The department said 56% of Indiana residents 5 and older and 60.2% of residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

New COVID-19 cases: 5,655

Total cumulative cases: 1,629,098

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 131

Total cumulative deaths: 20,687

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,445

Total cumulative tested individuals: 5,031,437

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 31.2%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.7%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 43.6%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 28.4%**

** 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: 218,432 (increase of 559)

Marion County new deaths: 22

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,664

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 36.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 27%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 78,759

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 39,412

Johnson County cumulative cases: 41,050

Madison County cumulative cases: 31,512

Boone County cumulative cases: 14,490

Hancock County cumulative cases: 20,038

Morgan County cumulative cases: 15,840

Shelby County cumulative cases: 12,971

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Feb. 1, 2022)

First dose administered: 3,735,729 (daily increase of 1,772)

Fully vaccinated: 3,646,087 (daily increase of 2,623)

Booster doses: 1,670,790 (daily increase of 3,691)

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 27.7%

Available ICU beds: 14.4%

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2 thoughts on “Indiana reports 131 more COVID deaths, but hospitalizations remain below 3,000

  1. Thanks for reporting this, IBJ (including the death stats in the narrative). Looks like Omicron is pushing Delta aside. That will likely help our hospitalization numbers. From what I understand, the hospitalizations are generally a 2 week lagging indicator of infection rates/exposure, and deaths are a 2 week lagging indicator of the hospitalizations [give or take]. Omicron seems less likely to cause serious illness/hospitalization/death than Delta. So, hopefully death rates will fall considerably, starting in the next couple weeks.

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