Indiana reports 32 more COVID deaths, dip in hospitalizations

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 32 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 14,615. The seven-day moving average of new deaths remained 27 per day, the health department said.

The department has reported 222 new deaths from COVID over the past four days, an average of 55.5 per day.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped for the third day in a row after reaching an eight-month high of 2,687 on Monday, declining from 2,524 on Wednesday to 2,507 on Thursday. The peak was Nov. 30, when 3,460 were hospitalized.

Nearly a third (32.4%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The state reported 4,368 cases of COVID-19, up from 4,157 cases in Thursday’s report.

More than 3.19 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday at 5 a.m., an increase of 6,496 from the previous day.

The state released the latest statistics for so-called breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday, reflecting data through Sept. 10. The numbers, which are updated weekly, showed that 28,790 Hoosiers who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have since tested positive for the virus, while 640 required hospitalization and 183 died. The average age of a breakthrough death was 80 years old.

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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 4,368

Total cumulative cases: 926,604

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 32

Total cumulative deaths: 14,615

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 11,985

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,093,023

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22.6%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.7%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.7%**

** 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–Sept. 17)

First dose administered: 3,202,765 (daily increase of 4,509)

Fully vaccinated: 3,194,602 (daily increase of 6,496)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 126,220 (increase of 486)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,958

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.4%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 43,283

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 21,902

Johnson County cumulative cases: 23,267

Madison County cumulative cases: 17,065

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,299

Hancock County cumulative cases: 10,637

Morgan County cumulative cases: 8,734

Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,457

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 32.4%

Available ICU beds: 17.9%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 41,810,387

U.S. deaths: 670,447

Global cases: 227,248,986

Global deaths: 4,673,732

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