The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 2,507 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number of new cases since Feb. 6, when 2,855 were reported. Marion County reported 273 new cases.
The seven-day moving average of daily COVID cases rose to 1,742, up from 304 a month ago.
The state also reported 19 new deaths from COVID, raising the cumulative total to 13,680. The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from six to eight, the health department said.
Hospitalizations dipped from 1,318 on Monday to 1,296 on Tuesday. Monday’s hospitalization number was the highest since Feb. 5. The all-time high in Indiana was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.
The state said more than 2.99 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. More than 3 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination. About 3,700 Hoosiers received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine on Tuesday.
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: 2,507
Total cumulative cases: 790,926
New deaths: 19
Total cumulative deaths: 13,680
New tested individuals: 6,679
Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,723,245
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.6%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.3%**
** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.
Statewide totals (Dec. 14–Aug. 11)
First dose administered: 3,001,297 (daily increase of 4,706)
Fully vaccinated: 2,990,219 (daily increase of 3,694)
Marion County cumulative cases: 108,736 (increase of 289)
Marion County new deaths: 3
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,828
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.4%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9.7%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 38,218
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,637
Johnson County cumulative cases: 19,450
Madison County cumulative cases: 14,099
Boone County cumulative cases: 7,418
Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,044
Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,137
Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,277
Indiana intensive care unit usage
Available ICU beds: 29.7%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 13.6%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 36,062,399
U.S. deaths: 618,175
Global cases: 204,266,754
Global deaths: 4,319,125
*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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