Indiana reports 69 more deaths from COVID-19

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 2,130 new cases of COVID-19, up from 1,822 the previous day, bringing the pandemic total in the state to 974,169 cases.

The department reported 69 new deaths from COVID, raising the cumulative number of deaths to 15,342.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 18 to 21 per day, the health department said.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 1,861 on Sunday to 1,879 on Monday, the department said. About 23% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients. Hospitalizations reached a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13.

More than 3.28 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 2,353. Department statistics say 59.9% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,130

Total cumulative cases: 974,169

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 69

Total cumulative deaths: 15,342

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,571

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,223,007

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.1%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.2%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.8%**

** 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–Oct. 5)

First dose administered: 3,266,394 (daily increase of 1,764)

Fully vaccinated: 3,289,987 (daily increase of 2,353)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 132,228 (increase of 239)

Marion County new deaths: 8

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,045

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 45,154

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,100

Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,330

Madison County cumulative cases: 18,042

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,640

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,348

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,172

Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,903

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 22.8%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 51.1%

Available ICU beds: 26.1%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 43,896,761

U.S. deaths: 704,271

Global cases: 235,645,770

Global deaths: 4,813,408

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