Indiana reports 4,744 more COVID-19 cases, 42 additional deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 4,744 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily number in five days.

The department also reported 42 more deaths due to COVID-19.

The state said 15,273 new individuals have been tested, the largest number in eight days.

The latest numbers show 52,798 Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and 259,395 have received their first dose of the vaccine.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 ticked down from 2,440 on Wednesday to 2,432 on Thursday, the eighth straight day of decreases. The high mark was 3,460 set on Nov. 30.

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: 4,744

Total cumulative cases583,160

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 42

Total deaths: 8,872

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 15,273

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,806,743

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 20.8%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 25.4%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.9%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 14.6%**

** 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 – Jan 15)

First dose administered: 259,395

Fully vaccinated: 52,798

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 80,556 (increase of 693)

Marion County new deaths: 4

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,286

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 13.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 27,929

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 13,697

Johnson County cumulative cases: 14,273

Madison County cumulative cases: 10,424

Boone County cumulative cases: 5,281

Hancock County cumulative cases: 6,296

Morgan County cumulative cases: 5,092

Shelby County cumulative cases: 3,981

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 25.7%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 25.5%

Available ventilators: 73.3%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 10.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 23,337,896

U.S. deaths: 389,191

Global cases: 93,363,092

Global deaths: 1,999,849

*New cases, deaths and tests are previously unreported cases, deaths and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. The cases and testing categories typically contain numerous duplicates—as many as 20% or more—that are later eliminated from the cumulative totals.

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2 thoughts on “Indiana reports 4,744 more COVID-19 cases, 42 additional deaths

  1. Alternate headline: 7th straight day of declines in hospitalizations — down 30% since the peak in December. ICU bed and ventilator use down nearly 50% from their peaks.

  2. Looks like the seasonal curve that we expected (or at least should have expected) is on cue. Our positivity rates for newly tested individuals have essentially been in the 30’s (39.29%, 34.41%, 31.39%, 37.03%, 35.57%, and 32.29%) for this week. This a welcome decrease from high 40%’s and 50%’ reached at the end of 2020 and start of this year.

    FWIW, I presume that as more people become immune (after having had it and/or through vaccines), we should get lower positivity rates (at least if we’re looking for current positivity such as through PCR testing).

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