Indiana reports 2,773 new COVID-19 cases, 32 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 32 more deaths due to COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 15,616.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths remained at 17 per day, the health department said.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 1,729 on Monday to 1,708 on Tuesday. More than 21% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients. Hospitalizations reached a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13.

The department reported 2,773 new cases of COVID-19, up from 1,630 the previous day. The cumulative total of cases rose to 991,460.

More than 3.3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 3,916.

The health department said 58.7% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated, one day after incorrectly reporting the percentage at 60.3%. The department told IBJ that it has been reporting an incorrectly high percentage in that category for at least several weeks due to a technical error.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,773

Total cumulative cases: 991,460

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 32

Total cumulative deaths: 15,616

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,924

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,272,827

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.2%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.9%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.9%**

** 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. 13)

First dose administered: 3,291,199 (daily increase of 3,608)

Fully vaccinated: 3,321,588 (daily increase of 3,916)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 133,841 (increase of 233)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,086

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.2%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 7.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 45,799

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,560

Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,702

Madison County cumulative cases: 18,432

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,765

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,544

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,330

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,055

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 21.2%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 53.5%

Available ICU beds: 25.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 44,680,231

U.S. deaths: 719,483

Global cases: 239,111,930

Global deaths: 4,873,330

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