Indiana reports 1,449 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 1,449 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily case total since Feb. 11.

The state also reported 14 new deaths due to the coronavirus, the lowest number since Jan. 31. Reported deaths due to COVID-19 have exceeded single digits in 131 of the past 132 days.

The department said 6,696 new individuals were tested Friday, the highest number in a week.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell from 948 on Thursday to 923 on Friday, the lowest number since Oct. 2. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 424,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Saturday at 5 a.m. More than 880,000 had received the first dose of a 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: 1,449

Total cumulative cases: 654,660

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 14

Total deaths: 11,912

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,696

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,076,245

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.2%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.1%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.3%**

** 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 – Feb. 20)

First dose administered: 880,844 (daily increase of 14,187)

Fully vaccinated: 424,148 (daily increase of 21,361)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 89,838 (increase of 140)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,616

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.9%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 4.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 31,621

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,657

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,196

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,653

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,014

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,364

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,014

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,570

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 36.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 7.9%

Available ventilators: 80.6%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 28,057,264

U.S. deaths: 497,058

Global cases: 110,941,712

Global deaths: 2,456,923

*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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