Indiana reports 91 more deaths from COVID-19, rise in hospitalizations

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 91 more deaths from COVID-19, the highest number of new deaths in the daily report since 126 were reported on Jan. 19.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 15 to 23 per day, the health department said.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 2,634 on Sunday to 2,687 on Monday, the highest mark since Jan. 7, when they reached 2,769. The peak was Nov. 30, when 3,460 were hospitalized.

More than a third (33.6%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The state reported 3,580 new cases of COVID, up from 2,349 in Monday’s report.

More than 3.17 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m., up by 5,598 from the previous day.

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: 3,580

Total cumulative cases: 913,528

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 91

Total cumulative deaths: 14,482

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 9,222

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,060,405

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22.5%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.7%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 21%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.8%**

** 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–Sept. 14)

First dose administered: 3,188,890 (daily increase of 4,317)

Fully vaccinated: 3,175,016 (daily increase of 5,598)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 124,632 (increase of 437)

Marion County new deaths: 14

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,941

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.9%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 42,834

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 21,624

Johnson County cumulative cases: 23,002

Madison County cumulative cases: 16,810

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,182

Hancock County cumulative cases: 10,481

Morgan County cumulative cases: 8,604

Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,343

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 33.6%

Available ICU beds: 18.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 41,267,077

U.S. deaths: 662,577

Global cases: 225,545,060

Global deaths: 4,644,078

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3 thoughts on “Indiana reports 91 more deaths from COVID-19, rise in hospitalizations

  1. Does anyone know the criteria for a “COVID-19 Death”? I am interested to learn if the number of “regular flu deaths” that we recorded prior to the pandemic has remained constant, or if the regular flu deaths have decreased as COVID-19 deaths have been reported. I am also interested to learn how a hospital or coroner determines what deaths are COVID-19 and what are due to underlying “preexisting” health conditions. If deaths where COVID-19 was not the primary causative factor are being attributed to and tallied up due to COVID-19 as a means to get the stipend “prize” remuneration from the federal government, that is fraudulent, or if not technically fraudulent according to the letter of the law, it is very definitely unethical. Anyone know the answers as to how the score keeping works? We have the most advanced, most expensive health care system in history, and all of a sudden we have the most conflicting, debatable, contested “science” about COVID-19. It’s almost as if political leaders have hijacked science to create confusion as a means to feather their own political nests!

    1. The NYT has a very very long, very cited piece on this exact subject. it is very much worth the read if you have the time and can survive the monotony of it.

      In short, from my memory, Flu deaths are down to nearly 0 after a year of masking and social distancing. a near zero number of covid deaths also had the common flu strains.

      But, do your own reading from someone smarter than my memory and check their cited sources

  2. Short answer:

    Influenza deaths went from a high of 60k in 2018 to non-existent. Literally zero reported since COVID.

    Hospitals are incentivized/reimbursed to chart patients as suspected COVID all the way through attributing COVID as cause of death regardless of underlying health conditions. This ends up being tens of thousands of dollars in reimbursement increase.

    “ Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! The Great Oz has spoken!”
    – Politicians and the CDC