Indiana reports 993 new COVID-19 cases, nine more deaths

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 993 new cases of COVID-19. Cases have fallen short of the 1,000 mark 28 times in the past 30 days.

After rapidly dropping in January and February, daily case counts have risen slightly in March. The seven-day moving average of positive cases was 857 on Friday, up from 818 on March 1.

Indiana also reported the deaths of nine more people from COVID-19, raising the cumulative number to 12,605.

The department reported the testing of 16,060 new individuals but attributed 10,738 of those tests to a historical “data refresh.”

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 637 on Thursday to 646 on Friday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 1.06 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Saturday at 5 a.m. More than 1.58 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: 993

Total cumulative cases: 683,076

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 9

Total deaths: 12,605

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 16,060 (includes 10,738 historical tested individuals dating to March 8, 2020, due to a “data refresh.”)

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,242,438

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.1%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.3%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.5%**

** 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 – March 27)

First dose administered: 1,585,439 (daily increase of 23,831)

Fully vaccinated: 1,065,477 (daily increase of 22,760)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 93,174 (increase of 150)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,693

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7.4%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 3.3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 33,255

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,280

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,957

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,014

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,335

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,647

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,252

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,703

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 32.8 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 5.2%

Available ventilators: 81.1%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 1.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 30,162,489

U.S. deaths: 548,130

Global cases: 126,294,033

Global deaths: 2,770,134

*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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