Indiana reports 81 more COVID deaths, rise in hospitalizations

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported another 81 deaths from COVID-19, the highest number of deaths in the daily update since last Tuesday.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 20 to 26 per day, the health department said.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 ended a six-day streak of declines, increasing from 2,432 on Sunday to 2,477 on Tuesday. Almost a third (30.8%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The state on reported 2,673 new cases of COVID-19, increasing the cumulative total to 937,221.

More than 3.21 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 6,838. Department statistics say 58.7% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,673

Total cumulative cases: 937,221

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 81

Total cumulative deaths: 14,765

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,791

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,121,821

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22.7%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.7%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 20.6%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.3%**

** 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–Sept. 21)

First dose administered: 3,221,894 (daily increase of 4,595)

Fully vaccinated: 3,221,558 (daily increase of 6,838)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 127,611 (increase of 326)

Marion County new deaths: 10

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,977

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.8%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 43,720

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 22,143

Johnson County cumulative cases: 23,524

Madison County cumulative cases: 17,280

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,368

Hancock County cumulative cases: 10,785

Morgan County cumulative cases: 8,833

Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,543

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 30.8%

Available ICU beds: 20.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 42,312,485

U.S. deaths: 673,911

Global cases: 229,256,381

Global deaths: 4,703,757

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