Indiana reports 164 more deaths due to COVID-19

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 4,028 new COVID-19 cases and 164 more deaths due to COVID-19.

The death count was the highest ever reported in the daily health department report, topping 143 reported on Dec. 22. The figure represented deaths reported to the state on Monday, but they occurred from Nov. 26 through Dec. 28.

Deaths have exceeded 25 in the report for 28 straight days.

The department said 8,155 new individuals had been tested, the third day in a row that fewer than 10,000 people had been tested after 61 straight days exceeding that number.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased for the third straight day, from 2,866 on Sunday to 2,951 on Monday. The high mark was 3,460 set on Nov. 30.

COVID-19 patients occupy 30.2% of the state’s intensive care beds.

The 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals remained at 23.5%.

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.

*New COVID-19 cases: 4,028

Total cumulative cases500,282

New deaths: 164

Total deaths: 7,703

New tested individuals: 8,155

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,613,675

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 19.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23.5%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.2%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.8%**

** 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: 69,144 (increase of 700)

Marion County new deaths: 18

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,114

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 21.9%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 12.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 23,282

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 11,117

Johnson County cumulative cases: 11,760

Madison County cumulative cases: 8,744

Boone County cumulative cases: 4,339

Hancock County cumulative cases: 4,909

Morgan County cumulative cases: 4,108

Shelby County cumulative cases: 3,283

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 24.8%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 30.2%

Available ventilators: 69.3%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 13%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 19,334,975

U.S. deaths: 335,623

Global cases: 81,508,329

Global deaths: 1,779,189

*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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