Indiana reports 593 new COVID-19 cases, 22 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 593 new cases of COVID-19, the 11th time in the past 12 days in which daily cases have been below 1,000.

The state reported also 22 new deaths due to the coronavirus. The department said 3,303 new individuals were tested.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 635 on Sunday to 628 on Monday, the lowest number since July 5. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 724,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. More than 1.15 million had received the first dose of a 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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 593

Total cumulative cases: 668,308

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 22

Total deaths: 12,335

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 3,303

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,156,377

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.6%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.7%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.1%**

** 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 – March 9)

First dose administered: 1,154,141 (daily increase of 20,328)

Fully vaccinated: 724,587 (daily increase of 20,820)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 91,481 (increase of 72)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,661

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 2.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 32,540

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,977

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,515

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,831

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,199

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,480

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,144

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,649

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 40.5 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 4.6%

Available ventilators: 81.4%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 1.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 29,043,715

U.S. deaths: 524,001

Global cases: 117,286,481

Global deaths: 2,602,922

*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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