Indiana reports 976 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 976 new cases of COVID-19. Daily COVID-19 cases have been below 1,000 for 18 straight days and for 26 of the past 27 days.

The state also reported the deaths of 15 more people from COVID-19, raising the cumulative number to 12,568.

The department said 1,455 new individuals were tested Tuesday, the lowest number in that category since April.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 596 on Monday to 584 on Tuesday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 992,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. More than 1.49 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: 976

Total cumulative cases: 680,046

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 15

Total deaths: 12,568

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 1,455

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,222,944

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.8%**

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 24)

First dose administered: 1,496,852 (daily increase of 27,606)

Fully vaccinated: 992,664 (daily increase of 22,583)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 92,789 (increase of 103)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,691

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.5%

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

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 33,102

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,225

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,866

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,988

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,311

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,620

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,237

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,700

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 33.2 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 4.3%

Available ventilators: 81.8%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 1.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 29,925,133

U.S. deaths: 543,933

Global cases: 124,355,643

Global deaths: 2,736,954

*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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