The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 28 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 14,864.
The seven-day moving average of new deaths dropped from 27 to 24 per day, the health department said.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 2,436 on Wednesday to 2,336 on Thursday, down from a recent peak of 2,676 on Sept. 10. Just over 30% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.
The state also reported 3,659 new cases of COVID-19, down from 3,936 the previous day.
More than 3.23 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 4,998. Department statistics say 58.9% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.
*New COVID-19 cases: 3,659
Total cumulative cases: 944,708
New deaths: 28
Total cumulative deaths: 14,864
New tested individuals: 11,211
Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,142,033
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22.8%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.7%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.9%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.7%**
** 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–Sept. 23)
First dose administered: 3,228,094 (daily increase of 3,072)
Fully vaccinated: 3,232,246 (daily increase of 4,998)
Marion County cumulative cases: 128,705 (increase of 457)
Marion County new deaths: 4
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,987
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.3%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.1%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 43,980
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 22,354
Johnson County cumulative cases: 23,685
Madison County cumulative cases: 17,439
Boone County cumulative cases: 8,417
Hancock County cumulative cases: 10,886
Morgan County cumulative cases: 8,895
Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,616
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 30.3%
Available ICU beds: 16.3%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 42,564,782
U.S. deaths: 681,510
Global cases: 230,260,582
Global deaths: 4,722,201