Indiana reports 18 more COVID deaths, 2,940 more cases

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 18 more COVID-19 deaths in the state, raising the total to 16,447.

The department reported 2,940 more cases of COVID-19, increasing the pandemic total to 1,042,847.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 1,328 on Tuesday to 1,298 on Wednesday after rising for four straight days. COVID patients occupy 15% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.

More than 3.38 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. after a daily increase of more than 3,200. More than 532,000 Hoosiers have already gotten vaccine boosters.

The health department said 59.8% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,940

Total cumulative cases: 1,042,847

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 18

Total cumulative deaths: 16,447

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 7,606

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,418,852

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.6%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.3%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.2%**

** 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–Nov. 11)

First dose administered: 3,376,575 (daily increase of 4,303)

Fully vaccinated: 3,387,694 (daily increase of 3,210)

Booster doses: 532,702 (daily increase of 19,898)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 138,805 (increase of 231)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,182

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 47,753

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 24,591

Johnson County cumulative cases: 25,858

Madison County cumulative cases: 19,529

Boone County cumulative cases: 9,252

Hancock County cumulative cases: 12,111

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,745

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,461

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 15%

Available ICU beds: 24.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 46,827,765

U.S. deaths: 759,526

Global cases: 251,797,190

Global deaths: 5,077,902

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