Indiana reports 53 more COVID-19 deaths, rise in hospitalizations

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 53 more COVID-19 deaths in Indiana, raising the total to 16,283.

The seven-day moving average of deaths rose to 16.

The department reported 2,024 more cases of COVID-19, up from 1,440 cases the previous day.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 1,290 on Monday to 1,327 on Tuesday, the highest number in five days. COVID patients occupy 16.6% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.

More than 3.37 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. after a daily increase of more than 3,000. More than 432,000 Hoosiers have already gotten vaccine boosters.

The health department said 59.6% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,024

Total cumulative cases: 1,025,957

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 53

Total cumulative deaths: 16,283

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,558

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,375,713

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.4%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 7.4%**

** 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–Nov. 3)

First dose administered: 3,349,342 (daily increase of 4,666)

Fully vaccinated: 3,377,447 (daily increase of 3,091)

Booster doses: 432,909 (daily increase of 18,309)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 137,280 (increase of 156)

Marion County new deaths: 6

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,161

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.8%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 47,067

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 24,250

Johnson County cumulative cases: 25,509

Madison County cumulative cases: 19,146

Boone County cumulative cases: 9,087

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,905

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,602

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,298

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 16.6%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 58.4%

Available ICU beds: 25%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 46,182,380

U.S. deaths: 748,943

Global cases: 247,799,743

Global deaths: 5,017,977

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