Indiana reports 500-plus new COVID cases for third straight day

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 561 new cases of COVID-19, the third day in a row that news cases have topped 500.

The health department reported one new death from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 13,514. The state has averaged two new deaths per day from COVID over the past seven days.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 ticked down from 443 on Wednesday to 439 on Thursday. Hospitalizations are down from a recent high of 1,019 on May 4. The pandemic-high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 2.88 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after a daily increase of 4,600. More than 2.85 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.

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. The department no longer issues reports on Saturday and Sunday.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 561

Total cumulative cases: 760,163

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 1

Total cumulative deaths: 13,514

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 3,089

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,628,580

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 20.9%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 4.3%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.5%**

** 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–July 16)

First dose administered: 2,857,784 (daily increase of 4,496)

Fully vaccinated: 2,888,389 (daily increase of 4,600)

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 104,335 (increase of 90)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,801

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 4.4%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 4%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 36,932

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,909

Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,630

Madison County cumulative cases: 13,368

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,092

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,665

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,846

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,065

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 32.1%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 4.1%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 33,980,758

U.S. deaths: 608,432

Global cases: 189,126,795

Global deaths: 4,069,936

*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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