The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported 2,494 new COVID-19 cases, marking only the third time since Nov. 1 that daily cases have fallen below 3,000.
The department said 5,570 new individuals had been tested, the second day in a row that fewer than 10,000 people had been tested after 61 straight days exceeding that number.
The state also reported 43 more deaths due to COVID-19, marking the 27th consecutive day that deaths have exceeded 25 in the daily report.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased for the second straight day, from 2,811 on Saturday to 2,866 on Sunday. The high mark was 3,460 set on Nov. 30.
COVID-19 patients occupy 25.9% of the state’s intensive care beds.
The 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals remained at 23.5%.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported the latest figures related to schools. The results are updated weekly. The latest report covered the week ended Dec. 25
The latest figures showed a rise in student COVID-19 cases of 390, an increase of 98 teacher cases and 103 more staff cases.
Cumulative case counts since the beginning of the school years rose to 18,849 students, 3,896 teachers and 4,713 staff members.
The state said 1,886 schools have reported one or more cases, while 307 have seen no cases. Another 175 schools have not reported data to the state.
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: 2,494
Total cumulative cases: 496,306
New deaths: 43
Total deaths: 7,539
New tested individuals: 5,570
Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,605,669
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 19%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23.5%**
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.1%
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.5%**
** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.
Marion County cumulative cases: 68,436 (increase of 307)
Marion County new deaths: 7
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,096
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 22.2%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 12%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 22,997
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 10,965
Johnson County cumulative cases: 11,640
Madison County cumulative cases: 8,649
Boone County cumulative cases: 4,306
Hancock County cumulative cases: 4,909
Morgan County cumulative cases: 4,108
Shelby County cumulative cases: 3,249
Indiana intensive care unit usage
Available ICU beds: 25.9%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 29.6%
Available ventilators: 69.5%
Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 13%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 19,151,651
U.S. deaths: 333,326
Global cases: 80,979,476
Global deaths: 1,768,048
*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.