The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 31 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the pandemic total in the state to 15,165.
The seven-day moving average of new deaths remained at 28 per day, the health department said.
The department reported 3,482 new cases of COVID-19, up from 2,888 cases the previous day.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 2,129 on Tuesday to 2,055 on Wednesday, the department said. That’s the lowest number in more than a month. About 26% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.
More than 3.26 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m., after an increase of 2,467. Department statistics say 59.5% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.
The state released the latest statistics for so-called breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday, reflecting data through Sept. 26. The numbers, which are updated weekly, showed that 39,176 Hoosiers who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have since tested positive for the virus, while 845 required hospitalization and 334 died. The average age of a breakthrough death was 79 years old.
*New COVID-19 cases: 3,482
Total cumulative cases: 962,808
New deaths: 31
Total cumulative deaths: 15,165
New tested individuals: 9,872
Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,192,449
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.6%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.8%**
** 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. 30)
First dose administered: 3,250,562 (daily increase of 2,014)
Fully vaccinated: 3,266,854 (daily increase of 2,467)
Marion County cumulative cases: 130,870 (increase of 468)
Marion County new deaths: 5
Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,025
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.4%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9.4%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 44,689
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 22,793
Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,077
Madison County cumulative cases: 17,795
Boone County cumulative cases: 8,565
Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,140
Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,071
Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,799
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 25.9%
ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 57.5%
Available ICU beds: 19.2%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 43,392,163
U.S. deaths: 695,829
Global cases: 233,518,049
Global deaths: 4,778,083