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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 2,773
Total cumulative cases: 991,460
New deaths: 32
Total cumulative deaths: 15,616
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.
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)
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