Indiana reports 701 new COVID-19 cases, 18 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 701 new cases of COVID-19. Daily COVID-19 cases have been below 1,000 for 17 straight days and for 25 of the past 26 days.

While case counts saw a steep decline after the first of the year, they have plateaued in recent weeks. The seven-day moving average of positive cases stood at 785 on March 2. It was at 800 on Monday.

The state also reported the deaths of 18 more people from COVID-19, raising the cumulative number to 12,553.

The department said 3,387 new individuals were tested Monday.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 548 on Sunday to 596 on Monday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 970,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. More than 1.46 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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 701

Total cumulative cases: 679,079

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 18

Total deaths: 12,553

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 3,387

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,221,661

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

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

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.4%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.3%**

** 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 23)

First dose administered: 1,469,362 (daily increase of 27,150)

Fully vaccinated: 970,161 (daily increase of 15,629)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 92,684 (increase of 93)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,687

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 5.8%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 2.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 33,058

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,202

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,847

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,975

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,304

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,621

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,239

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,696

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 38.5 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 4.7%

Available ventilators: 81.6%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 1.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 29,821,403

U.S. deaths: 542,382

Global cases: 123,321,541

Global deaths: 2,716,990

*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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