Indiana reports 86 more COVID-19 deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 86 more deaths due to COVID-19, the highest number of new deaths contained in the department’s daily COVID report since Feb. 12, when the same number was reported.

The deaths took place from Aug. 21 to Tuesday, but were all reported to the department on Monday. The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose to 18 per day, the health department said. The cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths during the pandemic increased to 14,258.

Hospitalizations ticked down from 2,518 on Monday to 2,513 Tuesday. That number is up from 1,109 a month ago and 418 two months ago. Nearly a third (31.3%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The health department said 2,952 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the state on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total to 889,362.

More than 3.14 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. after a daily increase of 5,324.

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: 2,952

Total cumulative cases: 889,362

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 86

Total cumulative deaths: 14,258

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,603

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,001,012

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22.2%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.8%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.6%**

** 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. 8)

First dose administered: 3,160,508 (daily increase of 4,132)

Fully vaccinated: 3,141,035 (daily increase of 5,324)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 121,426 (increase of 455)

Marion County new deaths: 9

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,911

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.1%

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

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 41,943

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 21,018

Johnson County cumulative cases: 22,425

Madison County cumulative cases: 16,313

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,002

Hancock County cumulative cases: 10,179

Morgan County cumulative cases: 8,338

Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,064

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 31.3%

Available ICU beds: 19.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 40,290,187

U.S. deaths: 650,838

Global cases: 222,112,738

Global deaths: 4,590,004

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