Indiana reports 22 more COVID deaths, 1,897 new cases

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 22 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 15,930.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose dipped from 20 to 19 per day, the health department said.

The department reported 1,897 more cases of COVID-19, up from 2,161 the previous day. The cumulative total rose to 1,007,681.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 remained at 1,445 on Thursday. Hospitalizations reached a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13. COVID patients occupy almost 19% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.

More than 3.34 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 2,747. More than 260,000 Hoosiers have already gotten vaccine boosters, after a daily increase of 7,192.

The health department said 59.1% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

The state released the latest statistics for so-called breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday, reflecting data through Oct. 14. The numbers, which are updated weekly, showed that 52,484 Hoosiers who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have since tested positive for the virus, while 1,097 required hospitalization and 531 died. The average age of a breakthrough death was 78 years old.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 1,897

Total cumulative cases: 1,007,681

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 22

Total cumulative deaths: 15,930

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 7,317

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,321,182

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.3%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.8%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.3%**

** 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–Oct. 22)

First dose administered: 3,314,075 (daily increase of 2,621)

Fully vaccinated: 3,349,221 (daily increase of 2,747)

Booster doses: 260,870 (daily increase of 7,192)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 135,521 (increase of 162)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,121

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 6.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 46,350

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,897

Johnson County cumulative cases: 25,107

Madison County cumulative cases: 18,748

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,926

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,728

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,472

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,189

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 18.8%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 56.9%

Available ICU beds: 24.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 45,302,743

U.S. deaths: 733,229

Global cases: 242,671,833

Global deaths: 4,932,999

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