Indiana reports 889 more COVID-19 cases amid testing slowdown

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 889 new cases of COVID-19, the second day in a row that the daily case count has fallen below 1,000 after more than four months above that level.

Cumulative cases rose to 650,530, or nearly 10% of the population of Indiana.

The state also reported 40 new deaths due to the coronavirus. Reported deaths due to COVID-19 have exceeded single digits in 127 of the past 128 days.

The department said 4,073 new individuals were tested Monday, the lowest number since May 13. Many testing facilities closed across the state Monday because of the winter weather emergency.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell from 1,066 on Sunday to 1,018 on Monday, the lowest total since Oct. 3. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 347,500 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. More than 828,000 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: 889

Total cumulative cases: 650,530

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 40

Total deaths: 11,805

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 4,073

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,057,498

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.2%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.2%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5%**

** 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 – Feb. 16)

First dose administered: 828,078 (daily increase of 11,331)

Fully vaccinated: 347,508 (daily increase of 10,691)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 89,406 (increase of 108)

Marion County new deaths: 5

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,612

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 4.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 31,406

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,552

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,120

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,613

Boone County cumulative cases: 5,977

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,320

Morgan County cumulative cases: 5,951

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,542

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 41.1%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 9.3%

Available ventilators: 80.1%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 27,699,644

U.S. deaths: 486,473

Global cases: 109,263,150

Global deaths: 2,410,772

*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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2 thoughts on “Indiana reports 889 more COVID-19 cases amid testing slowdown

    1. Awe c’mon Alan, you want a MSM outlet to report something positive!? Although I am surprised how negative they have stayed for such a long period of time after bad “Orange Man” has been gone.

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